Hernando Beach
Pine Island

Alfred McKethan
Pine Island Park

From kayaking, canoeing or paddle boarding the Bayport-Linda Pedersen Paddling Trail, to exploring the stunning wildlife of the Jenkins Creek Preserve, these two parks offer something for everyone. Spend a day exploring the beauty of both parks and you won’t be disappointed.

Alfred McKethan – Pine Island Park is a 3-acre park located on the Gulf of Mexico. This park has something for everyone! Enjoy a refreshing dip in the beach and swimming area, or take in the views from the observation point. Have a picnic with friends or family on one of the picnic tables or shelters, or fire up the barbecue grills for a delicious meal. The park also features a volleyball court, playground and concession stand, while pavilions are available on a first come, first served basis. Come explore Alfred McKethan Park for a fun and memorable day in the sun. Parking is $5 per vehicle at Alfred McKethan Park. Come early, there’s limited parking available! Once the park is full, you will see  a sign on Cortez Blvd that the park is at full capacity. Pine Island Drive off Cortez Blvd is the only street leading to Pine Island.

Alfred McKethan Park
Hernando Beach


  • Beaches
  • Bird Watching
  • Changing Rooms
  • Concession
  • Electricity
  • Observation
  • Parking Fee
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playgrounds
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
Hernando Beach

The Beach

Experience the beauty of Hernando County’s only public beach, located on Pine Island. Cross the salt marshes to reach this stunning destination, where you can take in the breathtaking views from the observation point, or cool off in the beach and swimming area. The park also offers a variety of amenities such as picnic tables, shelters, barbecue grills, volleyball court, playground and food stand. Pavilions are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so come explore this unique and stunning beach island.