Originally known as Hog Island, Honeymoon Island gained popularity in the 1940’s when an entrepreneur decided to build honeymoon-style cabins (huts, really) and start offering boat service to the island. It became a popular destination for newlyweds after receiving its new name, which locals thought would be more appealing than “Hog Island”. In modern times the island is encompassed by a state park, which can be reached by driving to the end of Dunedin Causeway, or by boat. The lower end of the island is home to 3 large beaches, the southernmost of which is a designated dog beach, and very popular with locals. Phil Good Tours offers excursions by boat to the dog beach, or to the northern tip of the island, which can be reached by walking from the state park entrance, but the nearest parking lot is 2.5 miles from the northern tip, so most people who visit the north end come by boat. Honeymoon Island’s beaches have been voted in the top 10 beaches in America several times in the past decade, and if you visit there it is easy to see why.