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Honeymoon Island / Caladesi Island State Park
Posted on April 11, 2018 by Cindy Stephens
Looking for a beautiful place to take your grandkids or “out of town” company?
We have two beautiful, natural beaches (state parks) right in our backyard.    
Honeymoon Island State Park is located about an hour drive away (near Dunedin FL) at the western end of the Dunedin Causeway.  It is a beautiful state park with over 4 miles of natural beach….a great place to go shelling, swimming, fishing, bird watching, walking, or just relaxing and watching the waves.
There is even a section of the beach where you may take your pet (on a 6-foot handheld leash).
There are two snack bars in the park, as well as rentals of beach umbrellas and chairs, kayaks, and bicycles.
Hours of the park:  8:00am-sundown, 365 days.
Admission fee:  $8.00/vehicle, up to 8 people
Physical address:  #1 Causeway Blvd Dunedin FL
phone number 727-469-5942
Or, interested in taking a ferry from Honeymoon Island to Caladesi Island State Park, rated America’s best beach in 2008?   Enjoy a beautiful, natural white sandy beach where you can go sunbathing, swimming, beach combing, or walking. There are picnic tables and shelters near the beach.  You can bring your own chairs. It is a short walk to the beach area from the ferry. Stop by Cafe Caladesi for a snack or a cold drink.
The ferry service leaves from Honeymoon Island State Park every hour, beginning at 10:00 am.
Fees:  8.00 per vehicle (up to 8 people) to enter Honeymoon Island, and then $14 per person round trip for the ferry to Caladesi Island.  Phone number to the park 727-469-5918., or to the ferry (727-734-1501).
This is a great outing for families, visitors, etc.  Everyone enjoys the ferry ride to a natural state park with a beautiful beach.  For more info visit
We ended our beautiful day at the beach with a visit to the quaint town of Dunedin (only a short drive away), for a late lunch on Main Street and some shopping.   Our “company from up north” loved it !
Looking for a beautiful place to take your grandkids or “out of town” company?