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The Best Dog-Friendly Getaway: Exploring Honeymoon Island in Florida

Are you and your pup an adventurous duo looking for your next outdoor adventure? Look no further than Honeymoon Island State Park in Florida located in Dunedin, FL on the Gulf of Mexico! If you plan accordingly, you and your pup can enjoy four miles of pawesome beach and a variety of activities like swimming and kayaking in the crystal-clear waters.

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No matter your activity preference, Honeymoon Island will have something for you and your pup! On land, you can explore the nature trails and look for birds and wildlife, or take a leisurely stroll along the beach. After all, what could be better than walking with your pup, taking in the sunset, and feeling the sand between your toes? The park also offers a picnic area and playgrounds for a little extra fun in the sun.

Kayla (our dog) had an awesome experience at the island! We were so thrilled to find dog bag stations all around the park, and we were lucky enough to spot some white pelicans. We collected lots of shells and were fortunate to witness dolphins during our journey. We were also able to snap a few 360 images, as well as a Google Street View of the pathway we took.


The best part of spending a day at Honeymoon Island is that you should have no problem finding an area for your pup to swim and take a dip. With plenty of room for canine companions to roam and explore, your pup will love being able to experience the salty air and living-like-a-king-vibe that the beach provides.

If you plan on spending more than a day at Honeymoon Island and want to spend the night, you can sleep under the stars with a camping permit and reservation. Glamping fans will be happy to know that there are cabins in nearby areas that allow furry friends, so you can have an unforgettable camping experience with your pup.

Making the decision to explore Honeymoon Island with your pup is one that both of you won't regret. With unending sights, sounds, and beach vibes, it's sure to be an unforgettable experience. So what are you waiting for? Pack your pup’s bags and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!

The history of Honeymoon Island

Ah, the romantic history of Honeymoon Island! This hidden gem is a tropical paradise, nestled between the crystal-clear Gulf of Mexico and the rugged Intracoastal Waterway.

Although the origins of the island's name are debated, according to some records, the romantic name was given because of a time when newlyweds came to the island to escape and spend a romantic honeymoon together in the enchanting natural surroundings.

Over the years, Honeymoon Island's popularity has soared, as it has become a beloved destination for holiday makers hoping to explore a bit of history and reconnect with nature. Whether you're looking for adventure, romance, or a quiet getaway, Honeymoon Island is sure to make your dreams come true.

360 Degree Photo of the park:

Link to the island:

Honeymoon Island State Park | Florida State Parks

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