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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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The Villages, Florida, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A lot of beach, Quiet, clean and relaxing, They have chair and umbrella rentals. Bring your own food and beverage. $5 per car parking in large lot. you can walk out into the surf a long ways but no waves to play in. Be sure to drive into town afterwards for a delicious Greek dinner. We like Mykonos.

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Citrus Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We go there every year since 1993 ! Always nice and clean . Some People don't like the seaweeds , but we don't care about. The Park is free except a five Dollar parking fee at and on the way to the Beach. Nice place to rest...but i recommend weekdays only not on saturday and sundays!!

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Tappan, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

You will need a GPS to find it. The view is beautiful from the causeway. Calm gulf water to take a swim. Bring food and water because there is no where to purchase any on the beach. There is a bathroom.

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Oviedo, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Very nice place to spend the day. The beach is beautiful for sitting, swimming or just walking the beach. The sunsets are a sight to behold

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Kissimmee, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It was nice but for me Fort DeSoto is a lot nicer! And a lot cleaner! I had my children with me and they enjoyed themselves!!!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A very large park with soft sugar sand on the beach. The scenery at this beach is amazing and I was able to take some great pictures. Also a good place to watch the sunset or take the kids to play.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I lived in Holiday last year for a brief time and my new friend took me there. I fell in love with the park. Wish i still lived there to visit more often

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Port Richey, Florida, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I moved to Pasco three years ago and have enjoyed the park with my friends. It's clean, fun and I feel well protected by law enforcement. The only caution I would give is make sure your food is in a cooler or well sealed bags. The birds have figured out how to open chip bags and will so so lol!... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The beach at Howard Park is lovely. It's so nice for families with small children as the water is not deep and there are no big waves. They have restroom facilities and bikes, umbrellas/chairs and paddle boats to rent? Parking is $5 per car so plan on staying a few hours to get your monies worth.

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Brooksville, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

They have improved the park over the past few years and it's a pleasure to visit! A little difficult to find for first timers, but well worth the effort!

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