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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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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is a pretty place, but don't go out of your way to get here. It's a small park with restrooms, a playground and beach area. We arrived just in time for the sunset, but the ranger kicked everyone out because the park closes "at sunset". We didn't get to finish watching the gorgeous show nature was putting on. I... More 

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Westfield, Indiana
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Nice clean beach with bathrooms and equipment rentals, sometimes open. $5 for parking is excessive, and they write tickets if you don't pay, as we were leaving I saw several cars with what looked like a ticket tucked under their wipers. Nice overall, although small. Very nice walking/jogging trail and picnic areas in another part of the park that has... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful park along the Gulf. We love to walk our dog or just sit and daydream in the sun or shade. Perfect for a picnic lunch and a quiet afternoon. The trails are well maintained and there are lots of picnic tables. We didn't get across the causeway to the beach but have been told it is comparable... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We watched the beautiful sunsets here, right on Gulf of Mexico! Very family friendly and sports oriented...highly recommended!

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This park has everything. At the front of the park is a wooded area with picnic pavilions, playgrounds, and beautiful walking or biking areas. If you go into the back of the park, you go across a causeway to a beautiful island surrounded by white sand beaches. You feel like you are surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico. They have... More 

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Melrose, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Such a beautiful place to spend a day....beautiful area, very clean, and so very peaceful. We rode our bikes from the causeway into the park & back. Glad to have found this park, here on TripAdvisor...

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fred Howard Park is one of the many beautiful county parks in Pinellas County. The park is located on the water and has wonderful pavilions for hosting picnics, parties, etc. One unique attraction of this park is the causeway that takes you over to a wonderful beach - a great spot to spend the day or evening watching one of... More 

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Roseville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We actually drove in here looking for a restroom. found that, and kinda stumbled on the beach! LOL! Really nice park. wish it was warmer so we could have gone swimming. I will be checking it out again when we come back next year.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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8 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fred Howard Park usually is not that busy. It is a mecca for wind-surfing and fishing. There is a nice beach with palm trees for shade. The causeway is great to park on and drop a fishing line into the water. The ocean surround the beach has inlet coves perfect for kayaking or kayak fishing. Look for high-tides! If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

LOVE this park. Choose water views or find a more private spot nestled under trees. Plenty of convenient table and grill areas, play areas for kids, ball field. For holidays arrive early or reserve ahead. We love to walk from the park, down the nicely paved causeway to watch the sunset on the beach. Sometimes, we grab some grilling food,... More 

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