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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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Water on all sides of you at this beautiful park !!!

I truly enjoyed even the drive up to this beautiful park. Water is on all sides as you go down the causeway and enter the park. Love the rock coves to relax behind and shelter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Spencer, New York
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Spencer, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I truly enjoyed even the drive up to this beautiful park. Water is on all sides as you go down the causeway and enter the park. Love the rock coves to relax behind and shelter from winds to read a book or just relax in the sun. Well kept, sand is dragging and clean park. Will come again.

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Middletown, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

It is very well kept and very clean with patrols in the parking lot and on beach. It was very peaceful with alot of beach to lay out on. it is family orientated with very clean restrooms near beach. I enjoyed the clams and crabs I saw in the water. it cost $5 to park ans was worth it !... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is a local beach that offers quite a bit to do with kayak and paddle board rentals. It is SMALL compared to other local beaches. You drive through a park and across a causeway to get to the island that is Fred Howard Beach. The park is nice as it offers a lot of shade, picnic tables and did... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is one of the best parks in Pinellas County as far as I am concerned. They have two separate areas. One is mostly wooded with picnic areas, lakes and even a playground for the kids. This area is Free including parking and there is plenty of room to roam and enjoy a day out. The other area is out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My husband and I are visiting from out of state, planning to move here. We discovered this little park and beach last year, and fell in love with it. it is relatively quiet and not crowded. We have spent many days here swimming, reading, napping.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a small beach park on the Gulf that is clean, easily accessible on non weekend days, is equipped with restrooms, has nice playground for the little ones and parking is more than adaquate and close to beach. Often times you can see dolphins rolling and jumping in the nearby back bay. There is a nice long causeway leading... More 

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Phila
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

just moved here from philly pa..found a few beaches so far this one is the greatest ..grandkids love it better than all the others..loved the clear water.....had a GREAT time...will be back for sure.......

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

What a beautiful park to relax in. Great place to walk, bike ride, swim, fish or just to relax. There is a fee of $5 if you wish to park out by the beach but it's well worth it. If you are in the area, at least take a drive thru for free.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Fred Howard Park is a Pinellas County Park with some great shady picnic areas. We went for some sun and surf. Having not been to the park in many years we were most impressed with the many picnic tables and shady areas in the park portion. Following the winding road and going the water/bridge, we arrived at basically and island.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This beach is nice because there is also areas for family picnics, walking, kayaking and biking. They do charge to enter the island in a vehicle but it's free if you are on foot or bicycle.

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