Beach and Park Services

Honeymoon Island – cafes, stores & rentals

Park Hours 8:00 am to 5 pm
On this beautiful barrier island across from St. Joseph Sound, we operate two cafes, with stores, that offer great ocean views from the decks. You can rent beach chairs, umbrellas, kayaks and bikes for island touring.

Rental hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Honeymoon is a popular spot for, you guessed it – weddings! We’ve hosted hundreds of wedding ceremonies, receptions and parties on the beach and in our indoor/outdoor pavilion. To talk with one of our event coordinators about your beach event, contact us.
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Caladesi Island – Cafe and beach rentals

Park Hours are from 8 am till sunset, daily*

Located three miles offshore from Dunedin, Caladesi Island is one of the few undeveloped barrier islands left in the state and is accessible only by boat. Visitors to this beautiful, pristine beach mostly commonly arrive via the Caladesi Island Ferry from Honeymoon Island, which runs daily.

Ferry hours are from 10 :00 am till 5 pm, daily. Caladesi Ferry ride is about 15 minutes

Cafe Caladesi Hours: 10:30 am to 5 pm

Rental hours: 10:30 am to 4 pm

Beach chairs, umbrellas, and kayaks

* Although the park closes at sunset for the general public, for private events, special arrangements can be made at South Beach Pavilion – (727) 260-5503.

Sand Key Park – beach rentals

Park Hours: 8 am to 5 pm

An expansive white sand beach, Sand Key is more peaceful than some of the busier Clearwater beaches, with plentiful parking, a dog park, playground and seasonal lifeguards.

You can rent beach chairs, umbrellas, kayaks and paddleboards.

Rental Hours: 9 am to 5 pm

With so much beach and a million dollar view, Sand Key Beach is ideal to hold sunset wedding ceremonies. Our ceremony packages make it easy to plan a seamless wedding! Contact us for more information.
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Hillsborough River Park – cafe & rentals

Park Hours: 8:00 am to sundown, year-round
One of the original eight Florida state parks, Hillsborough River State Park’s proximity to the Tampa Bay area makes it a popular destination for those wanting to get back to what Florida used to be. The park’s seven miles of nature trails wander through hammocks of live oak, hickory, magnolia, and sabal palm trees and the river is perfect for canoeing and kayaking.

Cafe and rental hours:
Monday – Thursday 10 am to 4pm
Friday – Sunday 9 am to 5 pm

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Fred Howard Park – beach rentals and food truck

Park Hours 9 am – 5 pm, daily

Fred Howard Park is accessed via the scenic one-mile Fred Howard Causeway, a favorite for film makers. There is a swimming beach, picnic shelters, a butterfly garden, softball field, playground and a hiking/biking trail.

Rental Hours 11 am – sunset, daily

Beach chair and umbrella rentals, kayaks, paddle boards, paddle boats, bicycles

Food Service Hours 10 am – 5 pm, daily

Provided by ZEST OF THE CHEF

Closed the day after Thanksgiving

Lake Seminole – park rentals & snack bar

Park Hours: 7 am to sunset
Lake Seminole Park is situated on more than 250 acres, this designated wildlife habitat has a two-mile multi-use trail for jogging, hiking, bicycling and rollerblading that winds through a pine flatwoods.

Rental and snack bar hours: 9 am to sunset
Bike rentals, paddle boats , snack bar with beverages, ice cream, and chips
Snack bar is located near the Shelter #5 Parking Lot

Madeira Beach – beach rentals

Madeira Beach, also known as “Mad Beach,” this is a fun beach well located amid shops, a fishing village, and restaurants. It boasts the trademark white sand beach Clearwater, FL is well known for.

Rental hours: Hours 9 am – 5 pm, daily
Beach chair and Umbrella rentals