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.

8 Properties
$2,995,000
Subdivision: Sanctuary At Cobbs Landing The Ph Ii
5
Beds
6F21/2
Baths
10,021
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
165
Days on Site
U8102565
MLS
Sprawling executive estate with uncompromising architectural quality, custom high-end finishes and breathtaking waterfront views from nearly every room! The split-floor plan design includes two...
$2,599,000
Subdivision: Baywood Vlg
6
Beds
4
Baths
4,410
Sq.Ft.
1959
Year Built
19
Days on Site
U8117521
MLS
The setting is surreal with the vast open sea punctuated by the beauty of the unspoiled islands directly ahead of this soft contemporary residence. Sited within the charming and storied seaside town...
$1,999,000
Subdivision: Wall Springs
9
Beds
8
Baths
7,274
Sq.Ft.
1992
Year Built
30
Days on Site
U8115252
MLS
Looking for the right Open Canvas Waterfront Home to put your touch on and have massive equity at the end? If yes, here is your home. This private gated Estate Home is located on a red brick private...
$649,000
Subdivision: Lake Shore Estates 1St Add
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,172
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
47
Days on Site
U8114544
MLS
One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. Beautiful home with Remarkable views of Fresh water canal leading to 2500 acre "LAKE TARPON". The home was Custom Built and Meticulously maintained...
$449,000
Subdivision: Lake St George South Unit Iv
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,166
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
21
Days on Site
O5932088
MLS
Direct Lake Front home, completely painted inside and out, all new carpet and polished floors. Fire place in Living room, eat in Kitchen. Built in pool and hot tub. But the best is the beautiful...
$420,000
Subdivision: Blue Jay Woodlands - Ph 3
3
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
2,050
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
444
Days on Site
U8039785
MLS
Bring your offers!!! A spacious WATERFRONT home with sliders that open to spectacular WATERFRONT VIEWS!!! A incredible 3 BR home where EVERY bedroom has their own private ensuite!!! A rare home...
$399,000
Subdivision: Boot Ranch - Eagle Watch
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,926
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
41
Days on Site
U8114353
MLS
Bring your boat and pull it up in your back yard; Beautiful Waterfront views of Lake Tarpon with conservation beyond from your 2 story screened enclosure; step in to this private gated entry way that...
$355,000
Subdivision: Lake Tarpon Mobile Home Village
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,952
Sq.Ft.
1971
Year Built
4
Days on Site
U8119420
MLS
LIVE ON BEAUTIFUL LAKE TARPON. Beautifully remodeled 3BR/3BA Lake Front home (new kitchen, new electrical system, new floors, new paneling, new vapor barrier). Land valued at $191,250 in 2019, with...

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