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Fred Howard Park

1700 Sunset Dr, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-2240
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Great place to spend the day

Great beach for families of small children, or just hanging out. Volleyball nets, bathrooms on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Malia P
via mobile
Decent man made beach

This is a locals beach. It's not very big, the water is a little too warm and stagnation and there... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Diego E
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice beach” (85 reviews)
“paddle boats” (33 reviews)
“beach area” (56 reviews)
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1700 Sunset Dr, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-2240
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"nice beach"
in 85 reviews
"paddle boats"
in 33 reviews
"beach area"
in 56 reviews
"long causeway"
in 19 reviews
"palm trees"
in 47 reviews
"clearwater beach"
in 33 reviews
"sea grass"
in 16 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 18 reviews
"white sand"
in 22 reviews
"pinellas county"
in 30 reviews
"bring your own"
in 26 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 24 reviews
"watch the sunset"
in 27 reviews
"gulf of mexico"
in 29 reviews
"small island"
in 15 reviews
"off the beaten path"
in 13 reviews
"beautiful sunset"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great beach for families of small children, or just hanging out. Volleyball nets, bathrooms on site, rentals for paddle boarding. Great place to stop and watch the sunset and spend the day. The waves are generally not too big at the beach.

Thank Malia P
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a locals beach. It's not very big, the water is a little too warm and stagnation and there are barely any waves because of it's location. If you are a tourist then I don't think it's a good destination. This beach is mostly...More

Thank Diego E
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a lovely Florida beach with beautiful palm trees to provide shade. Very large beach area, beach chairs and umbrellas available for rental. Kayaks, bicycles, paddle boards also available for rental. Large picnic area as you enter park. Great place to bring the whole...More

Thank YvonneBr
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice beach. White fine sand and plenty of shells to hunt through if you wish. But its nothing special, no real facilities, take your own food. The day we were there it was very quiet.

3  Thank cardinal999
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to the park hundreds of times since I was a kid and have always had a good time. However, the last visit was horrible. A group of teenagers were playing loud, vulgar music and speaking very trashy to each other loudly. When asked...More

1  Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fred Howard is a very nice park run by Pinellas County. Parking is free in the picnic shelter area and $5 a day if you go out to the beach and causeway. Good fishing from bridges (there are two) and nice sand beach with calm...More

1  Thank Tom H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beaches in Howard park are white sand. It is a good place to go for families as the beech is not as vast as Clearwater. You might even catch a wedding being performed as we did. Then to end a perfect day watch the...More

Thank jackiepye1953
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loves this beach. Was there most of the day and had nothing but fun. Awesome shell searching could have spent more hours looking lol. Highly recommend this beach.

Thank Amber Z
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Parking was $5 a car but plenty of spots close to the beach. Bathrooms were clean. Beach wasn't crowded on a Saturday Memorial Day weekend. No waves so great for little ones. We will return here!

Thank RachelH960
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really lovely beach area and we spent quite a few hours here relaxing. The only thing that spoiled it was the people who feel the need to have their music on for everyone to hear. There were three different genres of music all competing against...More

Thank lovebug
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lchard
June 9, 2018|
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Response from Rene A | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Two buildings
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Mary S
April 28, 2018|
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Response from Kimbra A | Reviewed this property |
The water was clear when I was there on the bay side, not on the inlet aide.
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Colleen R
April 26, 2018|
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Response from mroyce411 | Reviewed this property |
yes, limited to the section that is away from the beach area, before you cross the causeway.
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