Honeymoon Island Beach

Dunedin, Florida

Honeymoon Island is accessed by driving from Dunedin across the Dunedin Causeway. This is a great beach for nature lovers because the island has some of the natural beauty of Florida preserved. This state park preserves natural beaches, mangroves, tidal flats, and one of the few remaining virgin slash pine stands in Florida. The island is also the home of ospreys and other shorebirds.

The island has 4 miles of beach and 2.5 miles of walking trail. Visitors can spend time on the beach, fishing, and picnicking. There are picnic pavilions, kayaks, and beach chairs for rent as well as a small cafe. Animal lovers will be happy to hear that there is a dog beach and dogs are allowed on some of the nature trails.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 7th, 2021. Tampa Bay Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 29th, 2021 at 7:34 AM.
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Current Weather
30°C
Mostly clear
Monitoring Frequency

Honeymoon Island Beach is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st.

Source Information

Water quality results displayed at this location were collected by the City of St. Petersburg Environmental Compliance Division. Weekly testing is conducted on Wednesday and results are usually posted on Thursday. If the test indicates sub-par water quality, testing will be performed again the following day. Results of the second test will be posted on Friday. If the second test still indicates poor quality, an advisory will be issued for the sampling site.

City of St. Petersburg tests for levels of enterococci, a type of bacteria that indicates that pathogenic bacteria and viruses associated with fecal pollution may be present. These bacteria are known as fecal indicator bacteria (FIB).

Florida Administrative Code, based on the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria have the following rating criteria: Good= 0-35 CFU/MPN enterococci / 100 mL of marine water; Moderate= 36-70 CFU/MPN enterococci / 100 mL of marine water; and Poor= 71 CFU/MPN or greater enterococci / 100 mL of marine water.

Swim Guide uses the thresholds for water quality based on the Florida Administrative Code.
A beach is marked green (pass) when the sample results are equal or below 70 Enterococci / 100 ML water. A beach is marked red(fail) when the sample results are above 70 Enterococci / 100 ML water, according to EPA water quality guidelines. Data more than a week old will revert to “historical status”; clicking the pie chart icon will reveal a summary of the prior yearly or monthly pass/fail data. A sampling location is marked grey when no current or reliable monitoring information is available.

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Honeymoon Island Beach

Dunedin, Florida

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 7th, 2021. Tampa Bay Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 29th, 2021 at 7:34 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
30°C
Mostly clear

Honeymoon Island is accessed by driving from Dunedin across the Dunedin Causeway. This is a great beach for nature lovers because the island has some of the natural beauty of Florida preserved. This state park preserves natural beaches, mangroves, tidal flats, and one of the few remaining virgin slash pine stands in Florida. The island is also the home of ospreys and other shorebirds.

The island has 4 miles of beach and 2.5 miles of walking trail. Visitors can spend time on the beach, fishing, and picnicking. There are picnic pavilions, kayaks, and beach chairs for rent as well as a small cafe. Animal lovers will be happy to hear that there is a dog beach and dogs are allowed on some of the nature trails.

Monitoring Frequency

Honeymoon Island Beach is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st.

Source Information

Water quality results displayed at this location were collected by the City of St. Petersburg Environmental Compliance Division. Weekly testing is conducted on Wednesday and results are usually posted on Thursday. If the test indicates sub-par water quality, testing will be performed again the following day. Results of the second test will be posted on Friday. If the second test still indicates poor quality, an advisory will be issued for the sampling site.

City of St. Petersburg tests for levels of enterococci, a type of bacteria that indicates that pathogenic bacteria and viruses associated with fecal pollution may be present. These bacteria are known as fecal indicator bacteria (FIB).

Florida Administrative Code, based on the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria have the following rating criteria: Good= 0-35 CFU/MPN enterococci / 100 mL of marine water; Moderate= 36-70 CFU/MPN enterococci / 100 mL of marine water; and Poor= 71 CFU/MPN or greater enterococci / 100 mL of marine water.

Swim Guide uses the thresholds for water quality based on the Florida Administrative Code.
A beach is marked green (pass) when the sample results are equal or below 70 Enterococci / 100 ML water. A beach is marked red(fail) when the sample results are above 70 Enterococci / 100 ML water, according to EPA water quality guidelines. Data more than a week old will revert to “historical status”; clicking the pie chart icon will reveal a summary of the prior yearly or monthly pass/fail data. A sampling location is marked grey when no current or reliable monitoring information is available.

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Water Quality Graph

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