Voted best beach in America and the setting for the movie Dolphin Tale. This popular state park is well known for its beaches, but the natural oasis has great parking, offers an abundance of water activities, including kayaking, canoeing and fishing along with nature trails and an interpretive center. The facilities are top notch with bathrooms, showers, two restaurants and playgrounds. The pet beach is a pet friendly area that is not to be missed.
Three time gold medal winner
Americas first three time gold medal winner in 1999, 2005, and 2013. This park and beach is a great place to spend the day.
Grab your tickets.
Hop aboard the Caledesi Connection for a day at Caledesi Island. See our collection below on Caledesi Island.
Captain Smiley of the Caledesi connection
Located at the entrance to the ferry that will take you to another gem Caladesi Island. Another great beach and place to spend the day.
Rotary Centennial Nature Center
If your into amazing interpretive activities this is the place to be. Click on the Honeymoon Island website to see what is being presented as it varies throughout the year.
Hold your event at Honeymoon Island
The island has numerous picnic pavillions and great facilities for large gatherings, weddings, or special events.
Restroom facilities and changing rooms.
The Pinellas County Parks System has done a great job providing clean facilities for your use. There are a number of these facilities on the island located near the playgrounds, shelters, and at the beach.
The little ones will enjoy countless hours playing at the expansive playgrounds right next to your favorite picnic spot.
The Osprey Trail
The Osprey Trail is a 2 mile trail through the flat woods section of the island with many informational and scenic stops throughout. See the different plant species and wildlife on the tidal flats, mangroves, grass beds and coastal strand.
Whats Blooming on the Osprey Trail
See many plant and animal species through the seasons on the trail.
Honeymoon Island has four distinctive sections of beach, North Beach, Oasis Beach, South Beach and the Pet Beach. The island contains over 4 miles of beaches and this section on the North Beach is one of my favorites.
Fishing at Honeymoon
Many species of fish inhabit the waters surrounding Honeymoon Island. Fishing is a great way to spend the day on the beach.
North Beach looking South
This photo was taken on the North Beach and in the distance can be seen Clearwater Beach.
One of the benefits at this park is the ample parking. Rarely is there not enough parking and the parking is just a stones throw from the beach.
A day at the Beach
Relax on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico.
Enjoy the waves or a sunset
South Beach Cafe
The South Beach Cafe serves up food all day. There are also storage lockers, chariot rentals, and excellent restroom facilities. Just one of the reasons this park is a three time gold medal winner.
Strolling at the beach
Sand Dunes and Sea oats
These off limits areas are essential to prevent beach erosion and are habitat to many species of birds, turtles and other animals.
You can pull up to the beach and park next to the many walkways for convenient access.
Popular among locals and travelers alike is the pet beach at the southern tip of the island. Some of the best exploring trails and white sand exist here. Do not miss the pet beach and bring your dogs.
This is one of two dolphin statues that are on the island. Remember where the other one is?
Open air dining
The south beach cafe offers open air dining choices with spectacular views of the waves and surrounding areas.
You can fish at all areas of the beach except for the main beach.
The waters surrounding Honeymoon Island are ideal for kayaking. There are kayak rentals on the Dunedin Causeway just before the entrance to the park.
One of the Best spots in Pinellas County
This section of beach is one of the best spots in Pinellas County and one of the least known. It is all the way at the end of the pet beach trail at the furthest most southern end of the island. Warm calm clear water awaits you.
Kick back and relax
Fly a kite on a Breezy day
This photo is from the water of the furthest most northern tip of the island.