Honeymoon Island State Park Caladesi Island State Park


Honeymoon Island State Park Caladesi Island State Park
Honeymoon Island State Park
For the past eight years, Honeymoon Island has
been ranked the #1 most visited state park in
Florida. This barrier island’s popularity is richly
deserved, balancing natural beauty with an
abundance of activities and amenities.
Nature trails and observation areas are great spots
to observe osprey, shorebirds, armadillo and even
gopher tortoises. Visitors enjoy swimming,
fishing, snorkeling, shelling and sunbathing along
prime Gulf beachfront. Bicycles and kayaks are available for rent, and showers are here as well.
Caladesi Island State Park
Located just a short ferry ride away from
Honeymoon Island, Caladesi Island State Park is
custom­made for nature lovers. Beyond its famous
white­sand beaches—named America’s Best in
2008—the barrier island boasts a three­mile nature
trail through the island’s interior as well as a three­
mile kayak trail through scenic mangrove tunnels.
Swimming, shelling and fishing are popular year­
Picnic tables and shelters are located near the
beach, and picnic pavilions and beach umbrellas can be rented for a fee.
Egmont Key State Park
Located at the mouth of Tampa Bay, accessible by
boat or ferry, Egmont Key lures visitors with equal
parts natural and cultural history. During the 19th
century, the island was a camp for captured
Seminoles, and later occupied by the Union Navy
during the Civil War.
After touring the historic sites—including a fort
from the Spanish American War and a still­working
lighthouse, visitors can take refuge in the park’s
many simple pleasures, from snorkeling in
beautiful blue­green waters to fishing and
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Anclote Key Preserve State Park
Some 43 species of birds call Anclote Key
Preserve State Park home, with prime viewing sites
for the American oystercatcher, bald eagle, piping
plover and other beach­nesting birds. Comprised of four islands, this preserve is located
three miles off the coast of Tarpon Springs,
accessible by private boat or ferry. Once here,
enjoy unbeatable swimming and sunbathing
on sun­soaked sand, plus spectacular sunsets of
purples, pinks and oranges lasting well past
sundown. Skyway Fishing Pier State Park
Angling fanatics now have a line on the ultimate
hotspot: Skyway Fishing Pier State Park. The
world’s longest fishing pier, this former bridge is
the ideal place to land that prized tarpon, grouper,
mackerel, or red snapper (to name a few). Open
24/7 and lighted at night, it’s also a prime spot to
catch a sunrise or sunset. Snacks, drinks and a
bait shop are all nearby.
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