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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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Great Place for a dip!

Beach, fishing and activities, you can find a bit of private space too! Wish they stayed open past sunset though.

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

Beach, fishing and activities, you can find a bit of private space too! Wish they stayed open past sunset though.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

As a lark we were passing through Tarpon Springs around sunset and I decided to find the nearest beach by opening Google maps and looking west. This tiny beach, at the end of a short causeway, was perfect. It's in the sound, with a shallow incline to the beach so there's little wave action and you can walk out really... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Sand covered in broken shells, ants, and scattered litter, very tricky directions, will not be back. Not worth the $5 parking fee.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This was the first beach i went to in florida and had me believing they were all like this. we later tried another and were disappointed to find that all beaches don't have palm trees right on the beach that you can relax in the shade while your family that doesn't burn so easily can sit next to you and... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nice and out of the way park, always well maintained. Does get busy on week-ends but a local jewel for a nice day in the sun. Great place to take a walk along the causeway with regular dolphin sightings.

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our hidden gem in Tarpon! We live within walking distance of Howard Park and have an annual pass. It is a great little park, not a huge beach but great snorkeling. The water is rated cleanest in pinellas county.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views, decent bathroom facilities. There is a fee to park, but it covered you for all day. I was there on a quiet Wednesday morning and it seemed to be a lot of locals. I didn't get a chance to watch the sunset from there but it would probably be beautiful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My extended family spent the afternoon on the beach at Howard Park and had an enjoyable afternoon. Parking was easy and the credit card parking meters were easy and convenient. There is a nice beach area for sunbathing that is convenient from the parking area. There is minimal beach in the water, though, as grasses grow thick just a few... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a great park/beach if you aren't into crowds. The waters are calm and great for kayacking. Never, overly crowded. Great if you just want to hear the water hit the shore and seagulls singing in the background.

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We were so excited to get to see hermit crabs, and fish swimming in the grasses. Calm waves were great for splashing and snorkeling. Beautiful spot to watch the sunset. No snacks are available, so bring your own.

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Address: Address: 1700 Sunset Dr, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Phone Number: 727.943.4081
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tarpon Springs

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