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Coconut Villas Vacation Rentals is located minutes away from Honeymoon Island Florida State Park, a barrier island separated from the mainland by St. Joseph’s Sound. Across from Honeymoon Island is Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Ozona (an old fishing village) and Crystal Beach.

 

Honeymoon Island and neighboring Caladesi Island were originally part of a larger barrier island, called Hog Island which split in half during a major hurricane in 1921. The waterway between the Honeymoon island and Caladesi Island is known as Hurricane Pass.

Vacation Rentals near Honeymoon Island

Honeymoon Island became famous in the early 1940s through newsreels and magazines that promised undiscovered pleasures for newlyweds. There were honeymoon-type huts built on the island for adventuresome couples. Unfortunately, World War II happened and the Honeymoon Island Paradise with thatched huts slipped into the history books. The structures were torn down as the island’s ownership became a state park.

 

You can catch a ferry to Caladesi Island from Honeymoon Island or you can walk from North Beach to Caladesi Island which is only separated by a “welcome sign” from the south.

 

Eco-Tourists will enjoy Honeymoon Island State Park refuge for the numerous species of plants and animals including South Florida Slash Pines, Mangroves as well as several threatened and endangered species. Osprey Terns, Plovers and wading birds reside on Honeymoon Island or stop there during their migration trips in the spring and fall. You will even find a pair of Bald Eagles nesting on Osprey Trail in the park. Visitors must stay back 300 feet from the nest, but it is well marked and easily observed with binoculars.

 

Activities to enjoy while on Honeymoon Island include birding, fishing, hiking, sunbathing and swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. Amenities include picnic pavilions, bathhouses, a park concession, nature trails, bird observation areas, a pet beach and the ferry to Caladesi Island State Park.

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