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North of Dunedin Causeway, the road that connects Honeymoon with the mainland, lies the chain of Dunedin Spoil Islands. These small sand and limestone islands make for interesting side-trips when visiting the popular Caladesi and Honeymoon State Parks.

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Spoil Isle Campsite
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 Date: 3/19/2011
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 Miles: 5
With all the trip reports and descriptions you know where they are. A truly relaxing area to kayak, land on a beach with only ants to worry about. The vegetation is lush, us and the birds, the only visitors.

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 Date: 11/27/2010
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 Miles: 6Photos: 1 
Thanksgiving trip to the islands

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 Date: 7/25/2010
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 Miles: 6
(Dunedin Spoil #2South) #2 spoil South is located roughly one mile from Dunedin Causeway, one mile from the Mainland, , close enough to order a take out of fish and chips from the Caledesi concession ,still hot when you get them to the camp site.

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 Date: 10/24/2007
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 Miles: 5Photos: 7 
Frequently I overlook obvious local paddling spots and instead opt for the big state parks. Now there is nothing wrong with paddling the parks, but sometimes it is nice to take in a little local flavor. This time my buddy Scott and I try Dunedin Spoils.

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admin on 1/10/2012 5:51am
Thanks for the update and message Awesome....

PLEASE if you dock on one of these islands take back some trash if you encounter any trash take the time and courtesy to take it back with you.

Everyone needs to help keep the Dunedin Spoils clean. Bring a trash sack and fill 'er up on your way back to the car.
awesomesauce on 1/9/2012 8:37am
I just picked up my new kayak cheap from craigs list,and mainly to make trips to these islands. Any how seeing the mention of garbage... my first trip out there I came a across at least four grocery bags worth of trash ranging from beer cans STYROFOAM ! (wich takes 500 + years to degrade),and paper towels that were clearly used for toilet paper (ugh) I only had one bag with me so I filled it up for my trip back. PLEASE if you dock on one of these islands take back some trash if you encounter any trash take the time and courtesy to take it back with you.. I can see it now... government takes notice,people complain,and next thing you know they are closed off and no trespassing. I can't wait till I can afford camping gear and spend the night with friends. Hat to see them be abused,and more importantly closed off to public.
Unknown on 3/24/2011 4:55pm
"walk the island with a critical eye, pickup any garbage, there wasn't any. This is my second report where we didn't find garbage.on the spoils."

Best part of the post.
admin on 7/27/2010 6:13am
Terry - Thank for the most interesting read on your Dunedin Spoil Island trip report. Looks like we all missed a good time!
terryh on 10/16/2009 8:22am
Back again, more on the spoils. Nice thing is and any long term camper will tell you, No mosquitoes, flies or mig, is a pleasure. The spoils lie low in some areas, watch the high tide marks. Boaters tend to take their beer, drink and the have a time smashing the bottles, watch for glass in the water, it's hard to see. I carry a small Ace Hwd steel garden shovel in my kayak. Load it away from your compass. This comes in handy for many camping functions. Please don't cut the tree's, take a few small logs with you for the campfire. They burn better anyway. Remember you must get a permit from the Sheriffs office to park overnight on the Causeway. Happy camping, you will always remember each trip. Example, One Christmas, years ago my family camped out on the spoils, I hear my daughter saying "Dad look out of your tent" it's roughly 9:30pm and coming up the Channel is a flotila of boats all decked out with Christmas lights, what a sight. More later if you want.
terryh on 10/15/2009 2:57pm
I have camped on the spoils for roughly 20 years. It's a great experience, even though the Mainland is a short distance away, you are in a world all your own. Wait for New Years, we camp out and watch the fireworks, Clearwater, Dunrdin and on up the coast. Then for the real fun, we night paddle up the coast of Honeymoon Island. If you use the spoils, take out what you bring in. Some times they are a mess, but we can keep them clean.
paddlesolo on 3/12/2008 1:47pm
Interesting report, and still timely. Picking up trash is a great service in which many paddlers participate. Maybe it is time for Florida to charge a refundable deposit on cans and bottles. It might cut down on some of the refuse.

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