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Fred Howard Park

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Address: 1700 Sunset Dr, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-2240
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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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Beautiful

We go here on a regular basis. Very nice beach. They should clean up the seaweed more than once a week is my only complaint. Lots of fun things to do.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Spruce Creek, Pennsylvania
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Spruce Creek, Pennsylvania
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212 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We go here on a regular basis. Very nice beach. They should clean up the seaweed more than once a week is my only complaint. Lots of fun things to do.

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Oldsmar, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The sand is wonderful; parking is great. But why did they start charging for the privilege of using a state park that we are already paying for? And why don't they use some of that admission money to police the loud bass-boxes and drinking young people who turn the place into an unpleasant experience?

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Aylesford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice place to walk on a warm day and enjoy the views. Also a beautiful beach to enjoy the sun and water.

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Dunedin, Florida
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We like this beach because it's not as packed with people most of the time. There is adequate parking. Not thrilled about having to pay entrance fee, but still better then most.

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Thank lr5izaaa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great sunset views. Very quiet. Large mature trees and landscaping. Manatees may be in the lagoon. Mansions surround park and across lagoon.

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Tonawanda, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful park and beach! can be breezy! it is $2 to park ant the park via a machine you need exact change or a card to pay for parking!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place for swimming and fishing, gets a little crowded at time but it's a beautiful place to go on a hot sunny day...

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Saugerties, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Love walking out to the beach along the water. We park in the park area and do the easy walk out to the beach, and back. It gets all our steps in, while we watch the fish jumping, the people fishing, water sports and sometimes there are even dolphins along the way!! Well maintained, clean great beach and park

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite the five dollars per day fee, this beach is excellent, especially during the week. Grab an early breakfast and come to this quiet beach mid week to fish and see dolphin. It is our go to beach!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my fiancé and his parents, and had no trouble finding a big spot to park ourselves. Beautiful and somewhat serene. Would recommend!

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