Alfred A McKethan – Pine Island Park is a nice small park on the water at the end of an island. The water is calm and shallow and you could consider it more of a bay beach.
There are onsite kayak rentals and offsite ones close by as well that will take you into the bay. This is a great compact area with a playground and shallow calm waters that make it perfect for small children.
There is a nice concessions stand and playground and this a favorite for locals and tourists alike. I would consider Pine Island Park as a great stop if I had young children as there is a lot to keep them busy between the sand, playground, and park.
It is handicap accessible, but the restrooms leave something to be desired for wheelchair bound guests.
This isn’t typically what you think of when you think of “Florida Beaches” that have miles of unending sand and a nice surf, but could be a great spot for those who don’t want to deal with big crowds and long walks. Pets are not allowed with the exception of service animals on the beach, but dogs are allowed on leashes in the park.
Address: 10840 Pine Island Drive Spring Hill, FL 34607
Distance to Orlando: 98.6 miles
Size: 3 acre park
Official URL: https://www.hernandocounty.us/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory/FacilityDirectory/2/103
Crowd Level: Low
Handicap Accessibility: Yes – concrete walkways. Handicap restrooms are so-so.
Alfred A McKethan – Pine Island Park Videos
- Bird Watching
- Fishing: Yes, with a license, but not considered a good place to fish
- SUPing: yes very calm waters
- Changing Rooms
- Concession Stand
- Parking – Fee $5.00
- Kayak rentals – both on and offsite
- Pets: Service Animals Only on the beach.
- Nudity: No
- Cars on Beach: No
Nature Coaster – https://www.naturecoaster.com/pine-island-and-alfred-mckethan/