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Dunedin Causeway Sunset

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.
The Dunedin Causeway Bridge Project is currently doing an Development and Environment Study to evaluate the rehabilitation or replacement of the existing Dunedin Causeway Bridges.

Amenities:
Restroom facilities and a concession operation are located on the western portion of the Causeway, just before the second bridge. Sail Honeymoon, Inc is the permitted concessionaire and offers a great selection of sailboat and kayak rentals as well as food and beverage sales.

Boat Launching:
The Dunedin Causeway is a popular location to launch a variety of watercraft including motorized boats, jet skis, sailboats and kayaks. Please note, there are no paved ramps. The southern facing area is divided into four separate sections. There are no watercraft regulations for the northern side of the Causeway. Please refer to the diagram below:

Dunedin Causeway
  • Non-motorized boats have two areas for launching: the portion east of the draw bridge and again from the concession area west to the second bridge.
  • Motorized boats (including jet skis) can launch from a beach entry 200’ area just west of the draw bridge (no boat ramp facilities).
  • No watercraft are permitted in the center of the Causeway between the motorized and non-motorized launch areas.
Dogs:
Dogs (on a maximum 6 foot leash) are permitted on the Trail. Dogs are not permitted on the beach. There is a dedicated dog beach at Honeymoon Island.

Fishing:
The Dunedin Causeway is also a popular place for fishing. Please be sure to have your proper fishing license and to properly dispose of all hooks, fishing lines and unused bait. No persons are permitted on the Causeway past the closing hour of 11pm, however, special permission may be granted specifically for the purposes of fishing. A “fishing permit” may be obtained from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, North District Station at 727 Louden Avenue, (727) 582-6900.

Hours:
The Causeway is open for recreational activities from 5am – 11pm.

Overnight Car / Boat Trailer Parking:
A Causeway Storage Permit is required for individuals who wish to leave their vehicle and/or boat trailer on the Causeway past 11 pm. Permits are $10 for a single-use (2 day) permit, or $100 for an annual permit. Annual permit holders may not leave items on the Causeway any more than 2 days in any 7 day period. Causeway Storage Permits are available at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, (727) 812-4530.

Prohibited Activities:
Alcohol, camping and ground fires are not permitted on the Causeway.

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: 2/25/2015 11:24:34 AM