Contender for loveliest place on earth, Caladesi Island State Park is one of the few completely natural islands left in Florida. It is a nature lover’s paradise whose perfect sugary white sand that has been voted best beach in North America.
How to get there?
You can only reach the island by watercraft and it’s close enough to the mainland for a fifteen minute paddle.
Rent your kayak gear with Sail Honeymoon [61 Causeway Blvd Dunedin, FL 34698] for a wonderful adventure, there is no need for reservation. The water is shallow, clear, and sparkling on a sunny day.
You may even encounter dolphins along the way.
Exploring the island
You can choose between two hour, four hour, or entire day rentals. If you go for two hours you can paddle out to the island, pull up on land and explore by foot. You will notice a variety of beautiful shells lining the shore.
There are birds galore.
Osprey, terns, pelicans, and most exciting black skimmers!
Best of all the island is quiet to lay and soak in the sun, the water is perfect for swimming. If you book for four hours you will have time to paddle the islands three mile mangrove path. On a whole day rental you could hike the three mile interior island trail as well.
+Pack everything you want to bring with you on the island
+There is a little stretch of beach back at the rental shack with fresh water showers
+If you’re not into kayaking, you can still reach the island by ferry
+Don’t want to leave the mainland? There is a perfectly gorgeous beach across from the island, Honeymoon Island State Park