Honeymoon Island State Park,Duneden, Florida

The pioneers called it Hog Island, but it became Honeymoon Isle in 1939 when a New York developer built 50 palm-thatched bungalows for honeymooners. Today, visitors can drive across Dunedin Causeway to enjoy the sun-drenched gulf beaches, mangrove swamps and tidal flats. Nature lovers will find osprey nests, a wide variety of shorebirds, and one of the few remaining virgin slash pine forests in South Florida. The park boasts several nature trails and bird observation areas. Visitors can swim, fish and snorkel in the warm waters of the gulf or picnic while they enjoy the beautiful scenery. Shelling is particularly good here, as the currents deposit an incredible variety of seashells on the shore. Showers are available, along with a gift shop and snack bar……

Fees, permits, and reservations may apply.
The park is well marked. The Osprey and Egret Nature trails are well laid out with the occasional bit of information. Be sure to bring some water. The VisitorCenter is well laid out with tonnes of info. Just offshore of the Nature Center are Oyster beds which attract plenty of bird during low tides. I will be back at low tides as soon as I get a longer lens.
The staff here are most helpful. Got my Florida State Park Pass for Free as a Service Connected Disabled Veteran. So can visit the other 160 or so parks for free.

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