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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
Owner description: Fred Howard Park consists of 155 acres and is located on the Gulf of Mexico. It's location provides...
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Type: Beaches, Parks, Outdoors
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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Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Love the smallness of this beach, can get really busy, but better than the big beaches... have to pay to get to beach area, but not much.

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The park features several parking areas, with access to launch spot that was somewhat a challenge to find, but once we did, it was amazing to kayak through the mangroves. Tip for the kayaker: take apart your paddle and use one end, tucking the other inside the cockpit until you clear the very narrow passages. Otherwise you will be knocking... More 

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Tuckerton, New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This lovely park boast an island where you can enjoy the beach and sun. The drive on a short causeway from the takes just a minute. Plenty of parking on the island and the causeway. The main part of the park has several shelters where you can picnic and enjoy the view of the Gulf.

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Tampa, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The worst thing about the park is getting there. It's entrance is in a really weird, winding subdivision. Have gotten lost twice getting into the park and I am local! Very rocky shore line, although one side of the area has a wider beach area. Lots of birds. Bathrooms and good parking. One foot shower to wash off sand. I... More 

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New Bedford
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29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

What an amazing park. Great for families who appreciate nature, sand and sun. Loved watching the Kite boards race over the waves.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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31 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Neighbors liked Howard Beach so we went. We found it to be too crowded. You can look across the Gulf and see Sunset Beach, which is run by the city of Tarpon Springs, not crowded and the parking is free. We will continue to go to Sunset.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A beautiful park just awesome beach that go goes outa mile to the Gulf of Mexico you will have dolphin encounters windsurfers kayaking just a great place to be for the day!!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

I went here on my first night in Florida to watch the sunset. The trees and sand were amazing, but there was a ton of seaweed washed up on the beach it was a foot high pile you had to step over to get to the water. other than that, beautiful beach for watching the sunset!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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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