We stumbled on this wonderful place by accident. The ferry ride was fun, & we saw a bunch of dolphins. Honeymoon Island is supposed to have its own State park, but we just used it as a launching pad for the ferry. I'm a Siesta Key girl, but was surprised how much I liked this beach. The shells were bountiful & intact, & the whole experience was worth every penny. One word of caution though- check the departing ferry's last departure. Definitely a MUST SEE.