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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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Escondido, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I was expecting a little hike on their trails, hoped I might see something fun to photo..... I got at least 20 Ospreys, one bald eagle, a gopher tortoise that almost ran into me, and a friendly sea otter that came up for air 4 feet from me....what a great time I failed miserably at some of the photo opportunities,... More

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Massillon, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Very nice beach and the staff at the rental booths are very friendly and helpful. Nice, clean restroom/changing areas for a public park.

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Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

You won't find this to be the "typical" florida beach. The water is warm and clear, but besides a sandy bottom there is also sea grass so a little ways out. The water is very shallow. We loved kayaking, snorkeling, and hunting for shells and little sea creatures. I was excited to have seen a dolphin while I was kayaking!... More

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Take your mask and snorkel. You will not be leisurely swimming around here. If you do, you will likely step on a crab, stingray, or some other crazy stuff. There's not much sand once you get in the water. It's mostly weeds, though not muddy. You will see lots of life in the grass if you are quiet. Scallops are... More

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I loved the white sand beaches and facilities. There is a small charge for parking here. The bathroom/changing rooms were clean and well cared for. We were there on a Saturday morning and had plenty of room to spread out. There are numerous picnic areas also. We saw several rays as well as dolphins in the water. I loved the... More

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orlando, florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This beach is not for surfing!! It is a very calm clean beach great for little ones and perfect to just lay out. Just pay to get in I think was like $4

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atlanta
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I have been going there for the last 5 years the beach is nice the park on the way out to the beach is dog friendly always have a good time and I'm going again

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Lake Worth, Florida, USA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

County Park is amazing! Awestruck views of the Bay. Very comfortable and safe. A must see for visitors and families alike!

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Evansville, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This beach area is very calm and very good for children. The lack of waves and current when my family was there made it wonderful for the children to play in the shallow and try to catch the little fish in the area. Very laid back beach great for tanning, families, and older people. Only $5 fee to park is... More

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Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Nice little jewel sitting in the middle of nowhere with it's own beach, covered and uncovered picnic areas with BBQ's (bring your own coals). Plenty of parking, but no food or drink concessions so bring your own.

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