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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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We love this place. Beautiful beach, warm water, amenities and rental activities for all ages. Bring an umbrella as there is little shade.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We love this place. Beautiful beach, warm water, amenities and rental activities for all ages. Bring an umbrella as there is little shade.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Fred Howard Park is a man made causeway that drops you into the gulf, about a mile out. As you're on the causeway there's parking along the sides to drop off your boat or jet skis, with the main parking at the end of the causeway. Parking for the whole day is $5. On our last visit, we decided to... More 

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I spent our 25th wedding anniversary watching the sunset here. This is definitely one of the best sunset beaches Florida has to offer. This is a clean area with just enough facilities to make it people friendly. We are definitely coming back to spend the entire day here and to see more of the picnic facilities here.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Nice white sandy beach, fantastic view. Was very crowded that's the only reason for minus one star. My dad lives in the area and this is a great spot.

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South Trenton, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Relaxing to sit on the beach. Take your camera for the sunset Clean bathrooms. Nice sandy areas and picnic spot.Playgrounds are nice.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I've been in Florida 14 years. I lived in Tarpon Springs when I first moved to Florida. This was one of my favorite places to go when I first moved to the state. Parking used to be free and it was more secluded 10+ years ago. However, I still love coming here to this day. The drive from Clearwater isn't... More 

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We came upon this beach by mistake, but we are so glad we did! It is gorgeous out there and kept clean too. They have beach rentals as well as as water sport rentals. Even the bathroom was clean! Great place for a family visit for sure. I will go back if I get the chance!

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Gainesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It's a little bit difficult to drive to Fred Howard Park because all the roads are so narrow and winding. The locals are used to those roads, and they zip around... but we out-of-towners had to drive carefully. This park is a true GEM. It's beautiful. It's natural. It's well maintained. It has lots of facilities, including several play grounds,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is an awesome place to go with kids and pets! Perfect place to have birthday parties. I love to go there with my dog early in the morning. It is beautiful!

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Melbourne, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We wanted to check out Fred Howard Park to see a sunset, but the weather just did not accommodate us for a late afternoon visit. So, we went early the next day. The drive to the park was tricky - we were very glad that we were using GPS, or I'm not sure we could have found our way there.... More 

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