This weekend we are expecting highs in the low 80′s and plentiful sunshine. Whether it’s taking in a spring training baseball game, an afternoon stroll at a local park or a trip to the beach, it’s a great time to be outside in the Tampa Bay area. With the gulf temperatures still nice and cool, there are some great breezes off the water making it perfect weather for boating of all kinds. Many people will be out this weekend in their kayaks getting some great excercise while enjoying the water like only they can. With little water needed to float and virtually no impact to the sensitive sea grass beds in along our shores, kayaking opens a whole new world that few others can reach. A favorite destination for many kayakers are Caladesi and Honeymoon Island State Parks. The mangrove lined coves along the sound side of the islands are only accessible via kayak and are teaming with wildlife, making them a must see.
Caladesi Island State Park in Dunedin, FL, is only accessible by boat thanks to a hurricane in the 1920′s that separated it from Honeymoon Island State Park. This exclusivity is one of the many reasons that those lucky enough to visit love to go back. There are miles of virtually untouched beaches giving visitors a taste of how nature intended the beaches of Florida to be enjoyed. While there is ferry service from nearby Honeymoon Island State Park and a full service marina for private boaters, many choose to kayak to the island. Less than a half-mile from the Dunedin Causeway, kayakers often leave their colorful kayaks along the shore as they enjoy the island.