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Fred Howard Park

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Address: 1700 Sunset Dr, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Phone Number: 727.943.4081
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Description: Fred Howard Park consists of 155 acres and is located on the Gulf of...
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.
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Picnic and beach all together.

Fred Howard Park is a wonderfully, well kept public park. The picnic area and beach are separate venues but close enough to enjoy both in one trip. Very large beach that is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Fred Howard Park is a wonderfully, well kept public park. The picnic area and beach are separate venues but close enough to enjoy both in one trip. Very large beach that is family friendly . A short drive over the causeway brings you to the picnic, playground area. The causeway gives you beautiful views of the gulf. We were guests... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Nice place for a leisurely stroll or just to relax. The weather was not kind when we were there. I could see how nice it would be in normally good weather!

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Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Idyllic beach abutting the Gulf sitting at the end of near mile long causeway that leads from the park. Bicycles, kayaks for rent. Food services usually available in season. $5 parking fee.

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We visit here often when we have a couple of hours. Parking is $5 for all day. Not the best place to play in the water due to sea grass but a nice beach.

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Anthony, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A wonderful, wonderful....did I say wonderful beach for small children. Not bad for older preteen kiddos but for children under 5 this is the place to go. Palm trees provide shade. The beach is clean. The waves are not aggressive so perfect for the little ones. there are bathrooms. And the admission fee can be paid with cash or credit... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Fred Howard is one of our favorite go to place for killing a day at the beach. The beach is small but it is on an island and almost makes you feel like Gilligan was there once. lol The park has lots different areas for kids to play, picnics, kayaking and fishing. The rental area offers all kinds of recreational... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful, lush park with a good beach area. Free. Good parking, changing and bathroom facilities. Great place for enjoying sunset over the gulf.

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Lutz, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A beautiful, old Florida sort of park. Some sea weed and grass washed up on the beach, but they, this is Florida. Keep your drinks in a red Solo cup and the drink container out of sight and you will not be hassled.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Howard park is divided in 2 areas. The park area and the beach area. All separated with a causeway ( long roadway). The park area allows dogs and some pavilions. You can cookout and there are some jungle gym areas for the kids. The beach area has you pay for parking (park side does not) and there are boats for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is my favorite beach in the area. Beautiful sunsets, white sandy beaches, and not too crowded. Park employees have always been very nice and helpful. Kayak and canoe rentals available, plenty of parking even on holidays and good fishing spots. Highly recommend!!!

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