The island offers a peaceful and relaxing setting just off the coast of Clearwater. Honeymoon Island is a 2,810-acre park of which 2,400 acres is submerged. (No, we will not be visiting that portion of the park!) Receiving more than one million visitors each year, it is the most-visited state park in Florida. After crossing a causeway, we will "drop anchor" on its 4 miles of beach and spend a relaxing afternoon swimming in the warm waters of the Gulf, fishing for trout and snook (is that a fish?), or having lunch amid the beautiful scenery.
They will be pleased and prepared to host our size crowd. You can view their menu at http://places.singleplatform.com/frenchys-outpost-bar--grill/menu
Then back home where you may have “let sleeping dogs lie” ~
Barefoot Beachcombers Club (‘BBC’ will also suffice)
333 Colony Blvd. #110
The Villages, FL 32162
You could instead hand your addressed envelope to a person at the counter at Safe Ship in Colony Plaza, saving you the stamp.
Also at that locale is the Stirling Art Studios, where a collective of 10 local artists create and show their wares. Please be aware these studios and Penny Lane are on the second floor of a building up, a short flight of stairs. You would need to reboard the bus by 3:45.
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Showers and restrooms are available and Café Honeymoon offers food, beverages, and beach supplies. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited except, of course, at the restaurant where alcohol is sold. Rentals are available and include:
Umbrella & 2 chairs - $25 plus tax;
Single Chair - $5 plus tax Single umbrella - $15 plus tax
We will not collect for these rentals in advance; just go to the café upon arrival if you wish.
Although the famous Caladesi Island is just a short ferry ride away, our members who went there on our last trip did not find the $14 cost worthwhile so we are not promoting it this time.
After 3½ hours of strong Sept. Florida sun, we think it might be everyone's best interest to board the bus for a trip into neighboring Dunedin. You may not be aware that neighboring Dunedin has become a mini-Mecca for craft breweries. It’s on the northern end of what is now called the “Gulp Coast.” Anyone wishing to sample some local craft beers could leave the beach at 2:20 for a 15-minute drive to belly up to the bar at the Dunedin Brewery and/or the Woodwright Brewing Company which are only about 600 ft. apart. Just be sure you're not too tipsy to climb up those bus steps at 3:35.
Liability Waiver: The BBC has a revised Liability Waiver specific to our club. Even if you have signed a liability release form in the past for our club, we are asking that you sign the revised one. This will only need to be done one time; not yearly as in the past. Please click on link below, print and sign, and give the form to your bus leader on this trip.
You might prefer to enjoy a good book, play a quiet game, or set out to explore for unique shells. That search is particularly good here as the Gulf currents deposit an incredible variety along the shore.
To join us on this trip, print the reservation form (click on green button below) and mail it along with your check (made out to the BBC) for $28 per person to the address below. On September 7th, we will conduct our lottery and you will be notified shortly thereafter of your seat confirmation or waitlist status.
We will then will proceed for an early casual dinner in Dunedin at
Frenchy’s Outpost Bar and Grill
We hope we can entice you to join us on Monday, September 16 from 8:30-7:45
for a trip to lovely
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Please note that we have been advised to shuffle our feet when entering the water to scare away small sting rays that sometimes burrow under the sand along the water's edge. We trust the advice that they are more afraid of us than we are of them. Also, the beach area itself has a lot of shells and rocks, so you may want to take beach shoes or just be careful when walking.
2019 Beach Trips
Or, if you’d prefer, you could visit the Penny Lane Beatles Museum a few blocks away and meet the owner, Dr. Robert Entel, who grew up in Liverpool, England, where the Beatles started, and who enjoyed seeing performances at the Cavern Club and the Casbah Coffee Club in the early sixties before the Fab Four became a world-wide phenomenon. He will share with us his private collection of rare Beatles memorabilia, including some original stage costumes. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.
Activities include birding, fishing, and hiking. On the trails you may see many osprey, on nests, limbs, and while flying.
I/we would like to go to I/we would like to go to Honeymoon Island with the BBC on September 16th. Enclosed is my $28 check (pp).
Print your name(s): _______________________________________________________________________________________________
I/we wish to be on the bus with these friends (name up to four) ________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________ I believe I will be interested in visiting the Penny Lane Beatles Museum.