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Fred Howard Park

1700 Sunset Dr, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
727.943.4081
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Type: Beaches, Parks
Owner description: Fred Howard Park consists of 155 acres and is located on the Gulf of Mexico. It's location provides access to the Gulf by a 1-mile long causeway. The... more » Owner description: Fred Howard Park consists of 155 acres and is located on the Gulf of Mexico. It's location provides access to the Gulf by a 1-mile long causeway. The white sandy beach is a popular swim area and also provides a perfect location to view spectacular sunsets. « less
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a small quiet beach in an out of the way place. Also have picnic grounds, a place to run along a causeway as well a some biking access. Fishing and some areas to launch a small watercraft. Has bathroom/changing faculties but no food, no restaurants or drinks, bring your own. $5 to park all day along the causeway... More

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Murphysboro, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We went on a saturday so it got very crowded by mid morning. Chairs and umbrellas can be rented and there is a concession. If you are going for shells, this is not the beach for you. Beautiful sand, No shells

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A must stop at Tarpon Springs. Take a short ride from the sponge docks to this beautiful beach and park. A scenic causeway will guide you to a beautiful beach and numerous palm trees. The park is a great place for fishing, swimming,relaxing and watching memorable sunsets. Kayaks,paddle boats, beach chairs & umbrellas are for rent. A small concession trailer... More

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Howard Park is a really nice park right on the Gulf. It has plenty of recreation and picnic areas for families wishing to spend a few hours or the entire day. The beach are is very nice,,,,not too big but enough areas to get out of the wind if necessary. The only drawback is the county now charges $5 for... More

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south coast
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Firstly its not very well sign posted, we had to stop and ask, but once we found it we had a great day on the beach, we bought a cheap cool box at a shop and filled it with food and bags of ice from the hotel ice machine, as there is little on offer at the park. We snorkelled... More

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Catlin, Illinois
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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

If you want to get away from the large and crowded beaches to the south and go to a more intimate beach, Fred Howard Park is the place to go. Yes, we needed our GPS for the drive through the neighborhoods of Tarpon Springs. But, you will be glad when you arrive at this hidden gem. The first thing I... More

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Hobart, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Even though it was cloudy, we still enjoyed this beach, it was so clean! The kids had a blast looking for different shells. It was one of the nicest beaches I have been to!

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Syracuse, NY
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116 reviews 116 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Howard park is a lovely place for a picnic, swimming, fishing, or just reading a good book. The park is large enough that the beach is not overly crowded and one can always find a nice palm tree to sit under. There are places to walk as well as pavilions for a party. For the five dollar fee (parking fee),... More

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Tarpon Springs
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

And the beach is great. But now they're charging you to get to the beach. They should go back to being free. It does have some amazing sunsets.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Easy parking, very clean beaches at Howard park, they have nice picnic sections with cooking grills bring your own charcoal. nice trees in picnic sections for shade. Great for birthday parties.

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