Munyon Island

This is a photo of two kayaks on Munyon Island.

The Island was originally called Nuctsachoo by the Seminoles, which means Pelican Island, and it reportedly supported one of the largest wading bird rookeries in South Florida.

Kayakers frequent the shallow estuary. Wildlife on and around Munyon Island includes blue sea grass, great blue herons and little blue herons. The waters contain mojarras, sardines, mullet, pinfish and snapper. 

Kayak rentals are available for those who don't have their own equipment. The island, which is accessible only by boat, has no restrooms. It does offer covered picnic areas and grills.

A boat docking facility is available on Munyon Island. The day-use-only facility accommodates up to 20 boats and provides easy access to the nature trails and picnic pavilions.

While you’re there, be sure to check out the structure’s rock crib design, which reduces wave energy around the dock while creating marine habitat as well. To visit by boat, the dock is located 2.3 miles north of the Blue Heron Causeway, east of Intracoastal Waterway Marker 30.