Honeymoon Island

honeymoon islandA part of the continuous set of islands that act as barrier against the ravages of the seas on Florida's west coast, is Honeymoon Island. Honeymoon Island traverses right from Anclote Key down to Cape Romano and is the youngest of the barrier islands estimated by Geologists at 7,000 years old.

Honeymoon Islands first inhabitants were the members of the Tocobaga tribe. By the 16th century, the Spaniards arrived.  Then, came the pirates, trading settlers and the fishermen. A host of unknown diseases and epidemics brought on by the advent of foreigners, slowly wiped out the Tocobagans. By the early 19th century the waves of development were beginning to be felt here too. Explorers brought with them more settlers and gradually this came to be known as the Sand Island. The tropical hurricane of 1948 ravaged this island completely but for the Hog farm here which stemmed the tide of destruction, enough for the islands to be named Hog Islands.

Some more hurricanes and tropical storms in the early 20th century later, the Honeymoon Islands eventually came to be deemed as the perfect honeymooning spot for newlyweds. This was short lived till Pearl Harbor after which the islands were converted into a recuperative zone.

Today, residents here can see nesting locales of the osprey here along with some of the last few slash pine trees. Residents and tourists can go swimming, surfing, fishing, picnicking and bird watching here. Parks and bath houses and nature trails along with concessions for pets make Honeymoon Island one of the most popular beaches in northern Pinellas County.

23 Properties
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Open 2/25
3798 Presidential Dr Palm Harbor,  FL 34685
$2,550,000
Neighborhood: Presidents Landing
6
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
7,247
Sq.Ft.
1995
Year Built
151
Days on Site
G5073595
MLS
$2,500,000
Neighborhood: St Joseph Sound Estates
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
2,835
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
38
Days on Site
U8224985
MLS
$2,200,000
Neighborhood: Ozona Shores 5Th Add
3
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
2,614
Sq.Ft.
1972
Year Built
44
Days on Site
U8226325
MLS
$1,999,000
Neighborhood: Baywood Village
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,542
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
12
Days on Site
U8230362
MLS
Open 2/24
105 Augusta Ave Palm Harbor,  FL 34683
$1,624,900
Neighborhood: Indian Bluff Island
5
Beds
4
Baths
2,545
Sq.Ft.
1960
Year Built
106
Days on Site
U8217987
MLS
Open 2/24
52 Citrus Dr Palm Harbor,  FL 34684
$1,350,000
Neighborhood: Lake Shore Estates 3Rd Add
4
Beds
4
Baths
3,906
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
32
Days on Site
U8226998
MLS
$1,199,587
Neighborhood: Lake Shore Estates 3Rd Add
5
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,280
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
100
Days on Site
W7859770
MLS
Open 2/25
128 Lake Shore Dr N Palm Harbor,  FL 34684
$1,134,000
Neighborhood: Lake Shore Estates 1St Add
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,105
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
22
Days on Site
U8228819
MLS
$1,100,000
Neighborhood: Fresh Water Estates
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,347
Sq.Ft.
1968
Year Built
9
Days on Site
U8230696
MLS
$999,000
Neighborhood: Baywood Village Sec 2
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,898
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
18
Days on Site
U8229583
MLS
$899,000
Neighborhood: Baywood Village
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,310
Sq.Ft.
1959
Year Built
260
Days on Site
U8203258
MLS
$849,950
Neighborhood: Lake Shore Estates 1St Add
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,169
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
86
Days on Site
U8222505
MLS

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