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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
Type: Beaches, Parks, Outdoors
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

What a pleasant surprise. Pinellas County maintains this huge Park with tons of picnic area, swimming, clean well looked-after comfort stations and a beautiful beach. Parking is free until you hit the causeway, then it is a reasonable $2/ day! They also have a beautiful kayak trail through the mangroves. The first part of the route is very well maintained... More

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Holt, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A great place to spend an afternoon. A Very clean park with a Nice beach. Lost of facilities for picnicking as a family or for large parties.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Deeply shaded park with multiple picnic areas leads to a 1 mile long causeway that ends at a nice long beach with lots of parking. Usually seen wind and wave surfers there. We're planning to cook out there soon with visitors from up nort.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

There are a number a very good beach parks in the Gulf coast area, but Fred Howard park in Tarpon Springs area is a wonderful hidden gem. It is not easy to find the first time out as you must traverse through some neighborhoods, but it is worth the effort. There is ample parking at the beach area as well... More

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Manheim, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Beautiful Beach with white sand and water you can watch the fish through. There is a $5 parking fee unless you have a handicapped parking pass. Was told there was a food truck that comes around but if it does it doesn't do it in November! Water is pretty shallow until you get out far. There is a lot of... More

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Central Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We drove all the way through the park and looked all over. We geocache so we were looking for caches and found this amazing park! There were numerous pavillions that we may use for future geocaching events, picnic areas with charcoal grills, a causeway that goes out to a small key with a white sand beach with boat access and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Beautiful waterfront park but go all the way to the end of the causeway. We love it here specially around sunset time.

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

One of the most beautiful island beaches in Florida. Catch a gorgeous Florida sunset before or after visiting the sponge docks in Tarpon Springs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This park is divided in half by a beautiful causeway that has plenty of room to launch small watercraft and fish. The wooded park has a kids playground and picnic shelters and walking trails. Once you cross over causeway, the beach is on an island with kayak/canoe rental and bathhouse. Nice gazebo on one end of beach. Beautiful sunset with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I walk here almost every day and enjoy the beach and the view. Kayak rentals are available and the fishing is more fun than productive. We always bring family and friends when they visit and have a picnic and a swim. Saturdays and Sundays are usually very busy but weekdays are generally easy going.

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