Honeymoon Island State Park

Honeymoon Island State Park, Dunedin: Hours, Address, Honeymoon Island State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Honeymoon Island State Park

Honeymoon Island State Park
4.5
State Parks • Beaches
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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This barrier island state park offers numerous nature-based activities. 5 miles of beaches, 3.5 miles of wooded hiking trails, nature center with gift shop and scenic views, 2 cafes, a new playground and wildlife including gopher tortoises, dolphins, manatee, eagles, owls, osprey and 100 of species of birds.
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Raegan L
Lakeland, FL1,735 contributions
Solo
I absolutely love this sweet little island! I feel that Honeymoon really gets overlooked since it’s very close to the ever-busy Clearwater Beach. But, it has all its own charm.

Honeymoon is a state park, so you do have to pay to get in, but it’s for all day and honestly it’s way cheaper than even paying parking at a regular beach. For one person it’s $4. There are a couple beaches on the island to choose from, including a dog beach and a ferry to another island called Caladesi Island. Caladesi ferry is extra cost but it’s definitely cool to do at least once if you’ll be in the area for awhile.

They have a sort of museum/ nature observatory too, and some walking paths. There’s tons to do. At the main beach they have a cafe where you can grab a bite, buy typical beach accessories, and even some souvenirs.

The beach itself is just gorgeous. Since this is a state park they keep everything very natural and untouched. In some areas it can be pretty rocky and slippery so do be careful. There’s also a lot more ants crawling around the closer you get to the grass line. They won’t bite but they can be a little annoying. There are rinse stations and bathrooms as well, and if you are in search of a beautiful yet quiet beach area Honeymoon Island is your spot!
Written May 19, 2021
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Ms_H64
Villa Park, IL68 contributions
Hubby and I decided to take a trip here late one morning. It was a glorious day and the beautiful sand and sky and delightful birds were good for the soul. It was not crowded at all (it was a Thursday). We did not swim or sunbathe, just took a nice, long walk on the beach and soaked it all in. We also stopped at the nature center, which was a good introduction to the area and its history. It was $8 per vehicle to get in, which was well worth the price. Be careful of the fire ants! I wasn't looking where I stepped while taking a picture of a turtle outside the nature center and ended up with a bunch in my sandals. Otherwise, a wonderful place to de-stress and enjoy the beautiful Florida sunshine.
Written November 17, 2020
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SaltLifeGal
Venice, FL129 contributions
We rode our bikes from Dunedin on the PInellas trail over the causeway (14 miles round trip). After 2$ pp fee, we rode to the Northern end of island on the well groomed paved bike trail. We began our "triathlon" part two experience by beginning a walk/hike on the Osprey Trail, intending to do the whole loop (9:30 AM). However, the mosquitos attacked immediately even though I had bug spray on. We unfortunately had to turn around pretty quickly, and began the 3rd part of our "tri" time by swimming in the North Beach waters. It was calm, warm and enjoyable. The sand was not hot, a little shelly initially to enter the water, but a less crowded experience. Hopefully there are better times to visit that the mosquitos are not present! The parking lot still had quite a few spaces when we left at 11:00 on a weekday in summer.
Written July 9, 2022
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Brenda S
Dunedin, FL757 contributions
Couples
Enjoyed a relaxing walk on the north end of Honeymoon Island yesterday late afternoon. Peaceful & quiet with only the sea breezes and birds as noises. Getting away from people & traffic is easy on Honeymoon island. Many locals come in the evenings to stroll or watch the sunset. Best get away beach experience without all the touristy trappings of Clearwater.
Written May 6, 2022
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Sarah M
4 contributions
Family
This place was sooooooo beautiful my family and I just LOVED the view!!! However I’m rating this place a 3 ⭐️ because the second my family and I stepped out the car we was getting bitten by fruit flies and whatever else things we couldn’t see. We IMMEDIATELY started spraying bug spray on ourselves and still was getting bitten! We walked the beach for a hour or so thinking maybe once we are closer to the moving water it would ease the biting bugs off but they just kept on coming for us. So we had to wrap it up eventually and leave. 😞 we got some beautiful pictures while being there and loved seeing the sunset on this beautiful island but the bugs were the only thing that made our visit so short. Maybe next time the bugs won’t be so bad?
Written February 2, 2022
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Yank7!6&0++ees84562
2 contributions
Family
I paid for a season pass $120 to visit and attend Honeymoon Island State Park and am very displeased with the amt of rocks at the beach particularly at North Beach at Honeymoon. There is no sign or any notice to tell people there is beach maintenance at the front entrance of Honeymoon. Very misleading and a total disappointment! No place to swim as it is inhabitable.

I would request a refund of the season pass.
Written June 13, 2021
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Zach F
Peoria, IL3 contributions
Family
I have been visiting / hiking the Osprey Trail for the past 25+ years. It is an easy hike. Round trip to the tip of the island is approximately 3 miles round trip. Saw tons of ospreys, bald eagle, great horned owl, armadillo, and tortoises. They warn about Eastern Diamondback rattlesnakes; however, thankfully we have never seen one. It’s a very family-friendly trail. We had 3 kids under the age of 7.
Written February 4, 2021
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Pamela Warren Calvert
12 contributions
Family
My Happy Place is closed. Oasis Beach on Honeymoon Island is closed.. The other beach,, North beach should be closed too.. It's treacherous, completely eroded, huge coral rocks that are impossible to navigate even with scuba shoes on. It's actually sad that the this has allowed to be in such poor shape, for so long. I'm an annual member, and will not be renewing until the entire park is up to It's standards that have been fantastic, with the exception of this past year or so. I'm so frustrated with myself that I didn't take pictures. I set up my palette, above the large coral, navigated those and fell a couple times, only to find those same huge coral rocks at the surf and all the way to the buoy. Came back, scratches, and bleeding, packed up and left. Grrr
Written May 30, 2021
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TESYYB
Ontario Canada159 contributions
We biked up to Honeymoon Island on the Pinellas Trails and then across to the park.
There is a cost to enter the park, cost depends on vehicle and number of people. There is plenty of parking and racks to lock up your bikes. There are facilities at the parking lot on your way to the beach.
The beach is natural and mostly clean with shells and what ever wastes up. This is a great park and beach to spend to day.
Written February 29, 2020
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A2coolcity
Fishers, IN962 contributions
Friends
While we had hoped for beautiful white sand beaches with clear water - we experienced instead fascinating birds and wildlife in a storm ravaged rocky beach. Apparently a storm had washed thousands of rocks, pebbles, seafood, driftwood and seashells onto the beachfront.
The birds and other wildlife redeem the challenges and therefore made our visit quite peacefully serene.

We recommend you wear shoes - not sandals or barefoot in order to fully appreciate this natural beauty. I got some great pictures of the wildlife and driftwood. I’m sure it would be a great place for sunrise or sunset photography 😉
Written January 28, 2022
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