D is for Dunedin Causeway
At the north end of the peninsula I now call home, you’ll find the Dunedin (“Dun-eden”) Causeway, one of my favorite places.
“The Dunedin Causeway is a 2.5-mile route that leads from Bayshore Boulevard (Alternate 19) directly to the entrance of Honeymoon Island State Park and is maintained through a cooperative agreement between Pinellas County and the City of Dunedin.
The Causeway is lined on each side by water with vistas of St. Joseph Sound and plenty of free parking along the access areas that parallel the main roadway. It is a terrific destination for fishing, watercraft activities, and sunbathing. The area is also a popular venue for walking, jogging and bike riding as a spur of the Pinellas Trail runs along the entire length of the Causeway on the south-side of the road.”
Here’s my first photo gallery of this beautiful place. It has a drawbridge that can mess up traffic to and from the mainland sometimes, but there’s a tiki bar called the High and Dry Grill where you can stop for refreshments. You can also rent kayaks or stand up paddleboards there from Sail Honeymoon. The waterfront access roads are fun to cruise up and down, but be careful, they’re riddled with potholes! And if you do take your boat to the area, be sure you know what you’re doing so you don’t end up like this stranded sailboat — it was there for weeks!
But of course, one of the main attractions of the Causeway is the free parking and amazing sunsets. It’s surprisingly hard to find places here on the peninsula where you can park your car and actually see the water and the sunset, so I highly recommend this place on cool days! Sunsets are the best with some clouds, which makes for so many variations and colors. Enjoy!
If you’re ever in the area, the Dunedin Causeway is a must-see, especially at sunset. On Friday I’ll tell you all about Honeymoon Island State Park, so be sure to come back for that! Do you have a favorite sunset spot? Let me know in the comments! But for now, thanks for reading, see you at the beach!
Thank you for visiting St. Paul 2 St. Pete and the kickoff to my new blog, the April AtoZ Challenge 2021! If you’re new to my adventure of moving from St. Paul, MN to St. Pete, FL, it might help to read my introductory post here, but these stories are all standalone.