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Address: 1700 Sunset Dr, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Phone Number: 727.943.4081
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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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Beautiful and quiet relaxing beach. We were there during the day in the middle of the week so it wasn't busy but I would expect large crowds on a weekend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful and quiet relaxing beach. We were there during the day in the middle of the week so it wasn't busy but I would expect large crowds on a weekend.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great beach and place to watch wind surfers! A more peaceful place you won't find, whether it's a walk on the beach or reading a book or te excitement of watch the surfers.

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Thank Highwire47
Palm Harbor, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful sandy beach, $5 allday parking. Beautiful shady park with water vews and free parking! Very easy to visit and easy to find a place with some space from other people. Restrooms in beach and park are always clean.

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Thank Marie A
Holiday, Florida
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Soak up the sun, watch the boats, enjoy the warm water. White sandy beach. Bring your chair, shades and cold soda and your set for the day.

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Thank miko03301
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love the layout. Beats the crowded Clearwater beaches.Parking can be a bit tricky so you better have patience and leave your attitude at home.

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Thank rvagnoni
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42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Every evening as the sunset nears, you will see a line of cars headed across the cause way to Howard Beach...it's a daily ritual for some...beautiful sunsets especially in evenings with clouds sprinkled across the sky. Bathroom facilities on site. Kayaks and paddle boards available to rent. Parking is $5.00.

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Thank David E
Lakeland, Florida
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The park itself is okay, but the beach is amazing! I grew up on this beach, back when it wasn't the greatest place to go. Ever since they cleaned it up and redid the causeway I absolutely love coming here! The water is beautiful and it's never too too crowded. It's also a great place to watch fireworks for 4th... More 

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Thank Stacy C
Inverness, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of things to do...a gulf front beach, kayaking/canoeing trails, large shelters and grills.

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Thank FloMingo
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Park was nice but I wasn't real impressed with the beach. Very small waves. It would be very nice I'm sure in the summer for picnics.

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Thank Cheryl G
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's good , close parking, rest rooms, sand, and it's free. What else do you need ? Today was windy and cold so it wasn't a beach day. On a busy day there always seems to be enough room for everyone who wants to be there.

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