City of Dunedin, Florida

Just south of Palm Harbor is the city of Dunedin. It is home to Honeymoon Island, which is famous for its stunningly soft, white beaches and emerald waters off the Gulf of Mexico. There are miles of trails to bike, hike, or jog along. Though it has a small town charm, it offers all of the amenities and tourist offerings as the larger Floridian cities.

Caladesi Island State park is one of the few untouched islands along the Gulf Coast and it's only accessible by boat. Visitors can kayak through the bayside mangrove forest and walk along the beautiful shores of the beach. There's also a nature trail along the island where guests can see a multitude of animals in their natural habitats. Also on the island is the historic ruins of the Scharrer Homestead, once home to a family who lived in peace on the island. Myrtle Scharrer Betz, who lived in the home, called this place "paradise" in her memoirs. 

Caladesi Island State Park

Egmont Key is a Florida State Park located in the Gulf of Mexico at the mouth of Tampa Bay. The park is primarily a wildlife refuge, and is accessible only by boat or ferry. Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the views and abundance of wildlife that the park has to offer. There are multiple trails and unique historical sites here, including the ruins of Fort Dade: a 19th century era fort. Also present is a manned lighthouse that has stood since 1858. The remote nature of Egmont Key makes for a perfect getaway on its secluded beaches. However, this also means that there are no stores or drinking water to be found here. Come prepared, and enjoy a slice of the natural beauty that Florida has to offer!

aerial picture of dock and lighthouse

If you're looking for a peaceful escape, Honeymoon Island State Park is the place to find it. As its name suggests, it's a natural getaway with an abundance of activities and amenities to explore. Discover miles of beach and pine forests on a trail as you identify the native wildlife to the area, like horned owls and gopher tortoises. You can partake in activities like paddling, surfing, picnicking at one of their pavilions, or even hold a wedding ceremony near the playground, but the getaway's comforting nature and unforgettable sights truly make the ideal park experience.

Honeymoon Island State Park