Honeymoon Island Beach

Dunedin, Florida
Administrado por The Swim Guide - 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.

CALIDAD DE AGUA
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Estado Histórico
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Octubre 8th, 2018. The Swim Guide - Florida updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
25°C
Clear and sunny
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled semanalmente from 1 Enero to 31 Diciembre

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) adopted new water quality criteria January 2016 for the Healthy Beaches program. They reflect the most current recommendations and water quality grant requirements in the 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Pinellas County beaches are monitored by the Florida Healthy Beaches Program.

Monitoring results are collected bi-weekly on Monday and results are posted to the Florida Healthy beaches website on Thursday. Samples are collected year round, however the peak season is from March to November. Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday.
The Florida Healthy Beaches Program Categories are:

Good = 0-35 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water;
Moderate = 36-70 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water, and;
Poor = 71 or greater Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water.

The 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria recommends using 70 CFU per 100 mL as the Beach Action Value (BAV) to guide public health advisories. A Single Sample Maximum (SSM) at 70 CFU per 100 ml and a BAV are functionally the same. If the sample result is above the indicated value, the beach is resampled and tested the following day or a beach advisory is issued with the first test result. The Healthy Beaches program no longer uses geometric means to represent recreational water quality data.

On Swim Guide a beach is marked Green when it has a Good standing meaning the SSM test results show Enterococci counts between 0- 35 cfu (colony forming units) / 100ml.
Swim Guide marks a beach Red when it has a Moderate or Poor standing. This means the SSM test results show Enterococci counts in the Moderate range of 35 - 70 cfu / 100 ml of water or when it exceeds the BAV of 70 cfu/100ml. These conservative advisories better inform vulnerable people (children, elderly, and the immunocompromised) who have elevated health risks due to water quality at the beach.
A beach is marked Grey when no current or reliable monitoring information is available.

Please note: Vibrio vulnificus bacteria, also called flesh eating disease, is a naturally occurring bacteria in some of Florida's waters. This bacteria can be lethal, especially when contracted by individuals with compromised immune systems. Concentrations of the bacteria are higher in the mouths of rivers near oceans. The bacteria is most dangerous when ingested in raw seafood but recent deaths are attributed to individuals who have waded in water with broken skin. Beach goers are urged to use caution and consult a physician if you suspect you have come in contact with the bacteria.

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Honeymoon Island Beach

Dunedin, Florida
Administrado por The Swim Guide - Florida

CALIDAD DE AGUA
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Estado Histórico
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Octubre 8th, 2018. The Swim Guide - Florida updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
25°C
Clear and sunny

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

is sampled semanalmente from 1 Enero to 31 Diciembre

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) adopted new water quality criteria January 2016 for the Healthy Beaches program. They reflect the most current recommendations and water quality grant requirements in the 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Pinellas County beaches are monitored by the Florida Healthy Beaches Program.

Monitoring results are collected bi-weekly on Monday and results are posted to the Florida Healthy beaches website on Thursday. Samples are collected year round, however the peak season is from March to November. Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday.
The Florida Healthy Beaches Program Categories are:

Good = 0-35 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water;
Moderate = 36-70 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water, and;
Poor = 71 or greater Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water.

The 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria recommends using 70 CFU per 100 mL as the Beach Action Value (BAV) to guide public health advisories. A Single Sample Maximum (SSM) at 70 CFU per 100 ml and a BAV are functionally the same. If the sample result is above the indicated value, the beach is resampled and tested the following day or a beach advisory is issued with the first test result. The Healthy Beaches program no longer uses geometric means to represent recreational water quality data.

On Swim Guide a beach is marked Green when it has a Good standing meaning the SSM test results show Enterococci counts between 0- 35 cfu (colony forming units) / 100ml.
Swim Guide marks a beach Red when it has a Moderate or Poor standing. This means the SSM test results show Enterococci counts in the Moderate range of 35 - 70 cfu / 100 ml of water or when it exceeds the BAV of 70 cfu/100ml. These conservative advisories better inform vulnerable people (children, elderly, and the immunocompromised) who have elevated health risks due to water quality at the beach.
A beach is marked Grey when no current or reliable monitoring information is available.

Please note: Vibrio vulnificus bacteria, also called flesh eating disease, is a naturally occurring bacteria in some of Florida's waters. This bacteria can be lethal, especially when contracted by individuals with compromised immune systems. Concentrations of the bacteria are higher in the mouths of rivers near oceans. The bacteria is most dangerous when ingested in raw seafood but recent deaths are attributed to individuals who have waded in water with broken skin. Beach goers are urged to use caution and consult a physician if you suspect you have come in contact with the bacteria.

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