Honeymoon Island State Park, Dunedin, FL
Sorry for the blurry images. This happened when I imported this post from an old blog site. The information is still good though.
Since it was Memorial Day weekend, we decided we should do something. My husband and I ended up taking our three dogs to Honeymoon Island State Park. We’d never been there before, but heard it had a great dog beach – always on the top of Dr. Beach’s list of best beaches.
We pulled up to the main gate to pay our entrance fee. Since we had never been there before I ask for a map. The ranger hands us our change, a map and 3 large dog bones. How dog friendly is that?! As she’s explaining how to get to the dog beach, she mentions how very important it is to keep our dogs on their leashes at all times. Now, this is a FL State Park “law” – it’s that way at every park. This park is a little different. The ranger warns us that the park is known for it’s RATTLESNAKES! Woa! I know FL has rattlesnakes, but I’d never been to a state park that actually warns about them. She says that they’re not aggressive, but you never know if a dog gets away from you. As we were driving down the park road, we saw a sign that warns visitors of rattlesnakes. They’re serious!
The beach is a dogs paradise. It’s not too shabby for the owners either. The sand was like powder. The area of the water we went into had a nice sandy bottom. There were all different breeds of dogs there enjoying themselves. There were even a few boats anchored near the beach and some people kayaking.
They’ve got a pet wash area which is located near the bathrooms, main beach, and cafe. There are also showers for the public.