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Fred Howard Park

1700 Sunset Dr, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
727.943.4081
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Oviedo, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Very nice place to spend the day. The beach is beautiful for sitting, swimming or just walking the beach. The sunsets are a sight to behold

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Kissimmee, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

It was nice but for me Fort DeSoto is a lot nicer! And a lot cleaner! I had my children with me and they enjoyed themselves!!!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A very large park with soft sugar sand on the beach. The scenery at this beach is amazing and I was able to take some great pictures. Also a good place to watch the sunset or take the kids to play.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I lived in Holiday last year for a brief time and my new friend took me there. I fell in love with the park. Wish i still lived there to visit more often

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Port Richey, Florida, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I moved to Pasco three years ago and have enjoyed the park with my friends. It's clean, fun and I feel well protected by law enforcement. The only caution I would give is make sure your food is in a cooler or well sealed bags. The birds have figured out how to open chip bags and will so so lol!... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The beach at Howard Park is lovely. It's so nice for families with small children as the water is not deep and there are no big waves. They have restroom facilities and bikes, umbrellas/chairs and paddle boats to rent? Parking is $5 per car so plan on staying a few hours to get your monies worth.

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Brooksville, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

They have improved the park over the past few years and it's a pleasure to visit! A little difficult to find for first timers, but well worth the effort!

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Beautiful beach. Well patrolled by law enforcement. Can fish from the new causeway or the jetty. Hourly fee to park. Plenty of parking space even during season. No concession for food

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Preston, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Try this one $5 to park and the rest is free. Great beach and water access. You can hire deckchairs and brollies and even take a kayak ride for a few dollars. Kids loved it dolphins came right up to the beach

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Hernando, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Great find. Was in the area for Labor Day and was looking for a place to park my chair in the sand and get a little sun. Beach was clean and park rangers and life guards were present. Lots of families visiting but it wasn't too crowded. Water was salty and warm but refreshing after sitting in the blazing sun.... More

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