Caladesi is an isolated barrier island just south of Honeymoon
Island that offers beaches, mangroves, slash pine forests, and
maritime hammocks. The island can be accessed only by ferry or
private boat. There is a self-guided nature trail that wends
through the island's interior.
During a walk along the beach, you might see bottle-nosed dolphins
cruising offshore or the tracks of loggerhead sea turtles. Gulls,
terns, and shorebirds hunt rest and hunt for food on exposed
sandbars. Wading birds concentrate their feeding activities around
the shallow water in the mangrove areas behind the dunes.
Department of Environmental Protection
(727) 469-5918 or (727) 469-5942
To reach the ferry dock on Honeymoon Island, take U.S. Highway 19
(Alternate 19) from Dunedin, then travel west on Curlew Road
(Florida Highway 586). Follow the signs to the park
Central Florida Wildlife Sites