Just north of St. Petersburg, Florida and south 7 miles of Tarpon Springs, Florida had been Honeymoon Island State Park. Amongst all the state parks this year, despite the traffic, it had been a uniquely calming experience. Perhaps that had been because of the lack of real waves on the waters on this sandy shore. One immediate thing that had been pronounced, the rocky nature of the sea floor close to the water’s edge. Additionally, what had been also unique, how shallow the Gulf waters had been for good bit out (i.e. 100 yards+). This island had been part of a larger “barrier island” until a storm back in 1921. It had then been split into Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island. If you had been trying to drive to Caladesi Island via GPS, not possible. One must had taken a ferry from Honeymoon Island for transporting to Caladesi Island, The park had some short hiking trails with warning signage regarding rattlesnakes. With that in mind, I had gravitated to the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico for balance of my visit.
Honeymoon Island State Park (Florida State Parks)
Honeymoon Island State Park (Wikipedia)