Fred Howard Park

Fred Howard Park, Tarpon Springs: Address, Fred Howard Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Fred Howard Park
4.5
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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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Sands-2021
8 contributions
Beach time!
Oct 2021
Convenient and nice beach. Not crowded. We spent a pleasant afternoon enjoying the gulf water and the view.
Written October 12, 2021
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TD S
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Low hazard no red tide Aug 2021
Aug 2021 • Family
Nice and beautiful here! It’s safe water and no read tide. The flag is green and low hazard. There is a great view and you can swim.
Written August 8, 2021
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Carolyn Gause
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One of Pinellas County’s best parks.
Aug 2021
We live in Tarpon Springs and love to drive through the entire park frequently. Great place to watch our beautiful sunsets. Many covered picnic areas that are easily accessible and you can also make reservations for a particular site. Better hurry as they fill up fast!
Written August 3, 2021
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AR-BRAY
Little Rock, AR467 contributions
Decent
Jul 2021 • Family
So it's a decent size beach, bathrooms, snocone stand, kyak paddle board rentals, places to rinse off, rental chairs. I will say there is TONS of seaweed. It may just be a seasonal thing but there is a lot right now. Still fun and functional.
Written July 30, 2021
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Dreamer586689
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DO NOT COME IN JULY WITH YOUR DOG in July
Jul 2021 • Family
The only place your dog can swim is off the side of the causeway, which is basically the highway. My feet were burning thru my shoes. Slippery side going into shallow, hot, stinky water. No place to rinse off. My dog immediately got terrible diahrrea after swimming.
Written July 22, 2021
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MAR
13 contributions
Beautiful Park and Beach
Jul 2021
This is such a quiet and out of the way park. It is well kept and clean and there has always been plenty of parking!
Written July 6, 2021
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Joanne P
Tampa, FL7 contributions
Very nice family beach.
Jun 2021
Very nice place for a short day at the beach. Plenty of parking, and handicap parking is available right at the beach. Bathrooms are clean. There are some trees to sit under if you don't have an umbrella. Also, the park itself is lovely.
Written June 27, 2021
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Jennifer V
Clearwater, FL432 contributions
Park with beach
Jun 2021 • Couples
Nice trail. Has several spots to park. Has public restrooms. Has a playground. Has a trail that is pet friendly. Has a beach at the end with paid parking.
Written June 7, 2021
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Shannon 'n Tony V
Marietta, GA21 contributions
Great Affordable Beach with Amenities
Jun 2021
We went here for our first beach day and returned every day! Great spot, great place to swim. Water is shallow and perfect for kids, there are paths to deeper water through the seaweed that are clear and you can swim comfortably. Water was refreshing but warm in early June.

We decided we loved this spot so didn't venture out to any other beaches in the area, as we don't love crowds, we love cheap parking ($5/day, come and go as you please), and they have super affordable rental equipment. Chairs with Umbrellas were $5, I rented a Stand Up Paddleboard for an hour for $20, for four hours it was in the mid $30 range.

The value was excellent for what we got, and we really enjoyed it! As always, those seagulls will snatch your tuna right out of your sushi, so be careful!

There are gopher tortoises in the area, and we got to see one crossing the road, lots of birds and fish, spots to drop husband off for fishing, restrooms, water fountain and bottle filler, feet washing and shower station, and everything you need in a good beach! They combed the beach so the seaweed was not bad. They patrol the beach. On weekends there were lifeguards (first week of June).

Have your kids bring a minnow net!
Written June 7, 2021
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Karen B
Trinity, FL50 contributions
Great Sunsets!
May 2021 • Couples
The beach and picnic areas are great. The beach is small so perfect for kids, you are close to your car. The sand is every bit as white and beautiful as Clearwater beach.
Written May 2, 2021
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