Honeymoon Island is a state park located on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The area is labeled as a barrier island, which is a long, narrow island that lies parallel to the coastline. The tropical paradise is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The island was originally called Hog Island, because, as you might guess, it was home to a hog farm. So how did a stinky pig farm come to be given the romantic name of Honeymoon Island? With the magic of marketing, of course!
Honeymoon Island is fairly easy to get to. Out-of-town visitors will find it is close to both St. Pete and Tampa airports, so it’s perfect for a destination wedding! There are several ways to get to honeymoon island.
On Honeymoon Island, a beach lover can relax on the sand, sunbathe, take a dip in the water, go for a sandy stroll to collect seashells, and so much more. You can rent an umbrella and two chairs for the day for just $30 and enjoy a beautiful day at the beach.
On the island, there are two cafes; Cafe Honeymoon and the South Beach Pavilion Cafe. Both locations feature fresh but casual beach fare. If you fancy a beer, you’ll have to get your drinks from the cafes as alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the beach.