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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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Shawnee, Kansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I have been here 3 times this week and all have been good experiences. Tonight we took our 2 teenagers. Last week my husband and I rode our bikes out there and I took my dogs for a walk 2 days ago. It's a smaller beach that is good for families. Very laid back not touristy.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
4 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

You say you like the beach? Get your suit on and head out. Don't forget the sunscreen. Yes, this is a beach you will come back to many times. Pay your $5.00 parking for the day and your set to have a fun filled day. Went on a week day so it wasn't all that busy. Nice bath house with... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Nice beach area for swimming and relaxing. Very clean. Has restrooms and showers. Is great place for families as well..

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Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This park has a very large shady, wooded, area at the beginning of the Park. This area has lots of picnic tables, pavilions, restrooms, walking paths, is pet friendly, and has a very nice view of the ocean. Then you can drive out the causeway that stretches out into the ocean to enjoy the beach part of the park. There... More

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Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is actually my second review of the same park. But I spent a whole lot more time there this time. The shore is very easy to wade in and is very gradual. The bottom does have lots of seagrass and muck, so if that is a problem then, this is probably not the beach to swim in for you.... More

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Ocala, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Love this beach/park. Lovely, secluded, fluffy sand, parking lot size prevents over crowding, bathrooms, benches and you can rent umbrellas. They need a concession/snack stand to make it perfect. It costs 5$ to park and trust me, the park ranger waste no time checking windshields for parking passes. You have to buy them at one of sev. parking kiosk. We... More

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New Port Richey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We have been going to Fred Howard County Park for 15 years, and it is truly one of our favorite places. During spring break, it can get pretty crowded, but generally, most visitors are a bit older. It is wonderful for families, with play areas in the woods for children, softball fields, shelters and great walking trails. It is very... More

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Ohio
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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We didn't stop, just drove through for our first visit. Would like to kayak along it's edges. Saw some people swimming and some boats. The park isn't easy to find and looks like you are driving through Tarpon Springs subdivisions. $5 self parking fee.

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Corryton, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Was a nice beach, not to crowded. Wax more of a local spot so it wasn't crowd, the drive over the causeway was beautiful

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Dunedin, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Nice park, no entrance fee, all day parking is $5. It was busy but there were plenty of parking spots available on a weekend in June. I do not like all the vegetation the water - there is a small area of water with sandy bottom and then you are in murky aquatic plant zone which creeps me out, especially... More

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