Caladesi Island, Honeymoon Island, and Anclote Key are three mostly undeveloped and protected barrier islands of Florida’s Suncoast near Clearwater, Dunedin, and Tarpon Springs. Honeymoon Island is the only one that has road access. The main attraction for most visitors are the wonderful beaches on Honeymoon Island. But for those who love wildlife and flora, there are two great hiking trails – the Osprey Trail and Pelican Cove Trail. Each lead to the north tip of a peninsula that juts out into St. Joseph Sound. My favorite place is hidden along the Pelican Cove Trail. After hiking through the slash pines, the cabbage palms, and the swaying sea oats, the trail tracks along the cove. Just yards off the trail, I found this special place, where the pelicans come to dine on small bait fish and lounge in the Florida sun. Other than hiking the 3 mile trail, only a small boat can access this picturesque inlet.
July 13th, 2017
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