It’s very popular with families as it is not very crowded, clean, reasonably priced and has a wholesome family atmosphere.
The beach has soft white sand and is great for shell hunting and dolphin watching. The water is warm, perfect for swimming and snorkeling.
At the Rotary Centennial Nature Center you can go up on the observation deck for a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico Ocean and the St. Joseph Sound.
Take the family for a walk on the park’s nature trails or get a look at the different varieties of shorebirds from the bird observation areas. Overall, Honeymoon Island Beach is an excellent idea for an inexpensive Florida beach family vacation.
Off the island are three artificial reefs with underwater ships wrecks that are quite popular with both snorkeling and scuba divers. Nearby is the Florida Oceanographic Society where you can pet and feed stingrays, hike along the Indian River Lagoon and watch the fish feeding.
There’s a very nice, clean 2.5 mile-long beach good for swimming. There is a good fishing spot on the north end of the park. A trail is available for a self-guided walk through the park’s subtropical coastal hammock.
The area is popular for people looking to pick up petrified sharks teeth in the sand. Some nearby attractions are the G. Wiz Hands on Science Museum, Sarasota Jungle Gardens and the Crowley Museum and Nature Center.
A vacation here is most affordable during the off-season (May-November). Marco Island Sea Excursions can arrange fun tours of the Everglades, dinner cruises and fishing trips. Close by is Collier-Seminole State Park where there are lots of cheap activities like hiking, bicycling, and canoeing.
Also nearby is Double R's Manatee Tours. They offer manatee viewing and nature tours that take you out into the Everglades and the 10,000 Islands where you can see South Florida's largest herd of manatees as well as alligators, dolphins, turtles and many tropical birds species.