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Fred Howard Park

Address: 1700 Sunset Dr, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Phone Number: 727.943.4081
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Fred Howard Park consists of 155 acres and is located on the Gulf of Mexico. It's location provides...
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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.

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Spring Grove, IL
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A beautiful place to walk and watch the sunset. what a great FREE surprise. Has a wonderful trail and beaches and playground equipment for the little ones. Perfect for picnics and parties, too

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Lansing, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I live in the Midwest but I've been stopping here at least annually for the past 20 years. Great place for the family! Good swimming and snorkeling and nice picnic spot. It can get busy here and there are better places to fish (but its not bad here either). There's a small fee for the beach, but its worth it.

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Bradenton, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The thing about Fred Howard Park is its location and inherent beauty right on the Gulf of Mexico. Its out of the way location means that mostly locals and well travelled (and mannered) individuals and families make up most of the visitors. Nothing really fancy here, but this park is well kept and a gem of a place to go... More 

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Woodridge, New York, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

After you cross the causeway on the land side of this delightful park, there is a $5 parking fee. Most county parks in this area have a parking fee if they are on the Gulf, but inland parks do not. The parking fee is per park and on the honor system. That being said, the beaches on this park are... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is what the sun coast should be like. Sand ocean and sun. Park has kayak rentals and rest rooms. Lots of folks fishing. $5 parking fee.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Nestled in an unassuming neighborhood is this beautiful wooded park , causeway and great open sand beach. Swim, or just sun yourself - or bring a chair and sit under the palm trees in the shade - you'll have a great outing

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

After visiting a few beaches not far from the Port Richey, FL area, our favorite beach is Howard Park Beach. It was very peaceful and family oriented with a gorgeous sunset. Not far from the shoreline, we watched Dolphins following a school of Mullet, Blue Heron's enjoying their habitat, and a large Hermit crab crawling along the surf. The parking... More 

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Spring Hill, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Howard Park is a largely undiscovered slice of paradise. There are hiking trails surrounded by native Florida flora and fauna, playgrounds and party areas for special occasions, and a beach that doubles as a playground with huge boulders on either side for climbing and exploring. My children have grown up going to this beach and Honeymoon Island's beach, which is... More 

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New Bedford
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114 reviews 114 reviews
63 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

When you go over the causeway and enter the park, you immediately feel the sense of leaving behind a troubled world for a little bit of quiet paradise on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The palm trees were swaying a bit and the temperature was in the 70s and the water was crystal clear. The sand was like powder. Except... More 

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Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Love the smallness of this beach, can get really busy, but better than the big beaches... have to pay to get to beach area, but not much.

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