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Fred Howard Park

1700 Sunset Dr, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-2240
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Beautiful spot.

Great spot to take photos of the sunsets/sunrises. We were staying in Tarpon Springs so this was a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Raychel L
nice park

nice park for a family day out.water toy rentals showers and rest room available. Picninc shelters... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Terry m
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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” (34 reviews)
“beach area” (56 reviews)
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1700 Sunset Dr, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-2240
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"nice beach"
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"paddle boats"
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"beach area"
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"howard park"
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"long causeway"
in 19 reviews
"palm trees"
in 46 reviews
"sea grass"
in 18 reviews
"clearwater beach"
in 33 reviews
"pinellas county"
in 29 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 18 reviews
"white sand"
in 19 reviews
"bring your own"
in 27 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 24 reviews
"watch the sunset"
in 26 reviews
"small island"
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"low tide"
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Reviewed yesterday

Great spot to take photos of the sunsets/sunrises. We were staying in Tarpon Springs so this was a convenient spot for us. We parked along the causeway, others drove all the way down. There were lots of people fishing & walking but still quiet.

Thank Raychel L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice park for a family day out.water toy rentals showers and rest room available. Picninc shelters can be reserved for large groups

Thank Terry m
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were spending the weekend at Tarpon Springs and decided to go to Fred Howard Park and watch the sunset. A big storm had blown through the afternoon so we were unsure if it would be a good night to see the...More

Thank aggsys
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach, kayaking and other equipment for rent in the lagoon, beautiful sunsets and nice ride out to the beach...there’s an attached park just before the beach with picnic pavilions and tables

Thank jackiehaneli
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best beach option in T S, maybe tied with sunset beach because fred charges to park. All family friendly

Thank d t
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing beaches and causeway with great fishing also... we visited several times to this place as it is a great place to relax and enjoy the beach... only 5$ to park for the day... kids loved it also... only downside is the cost to hire...More

Thank Jason Till T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a "smaller" beach, this place is great! The sand is nice and clean, not many shells when we visited today, though. We actually rented kayaks there, ota a great place to do so. Tnere were 2 sheriffs there while we were there just cruising...More

Thank AndieG1603
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I saw maybe the most amazing sunset ever from this location. It is a very small island providing 360 degree views. Great family picture spot!

Thank j3ffr3y111
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have lived here for 5 years and frequent the park. Sunsets are amazing with Anclote Light House is the distance. Great beginner snorkeling on the leeward side, great shelling on the gulf side. And pretty sand.

Thank Tandy B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i just wanted to clear up the $5 parking figure that keeps getting thrown out. the rest of the reviews all do a good job describing the place. the park is open sunrise to sunset, so that $5 fee is for the whole day. they...More

Thank sucra2016
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Anthony C
3 August 2018|
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can and it only costs you $5 to get in... have fun!
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BABS96049
12 July 2018|
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Response from xandercamando | Reviewed this property |
Not that I am aware of
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Jeff W
28 June 2018|
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Response from Karen_Steele | Reviewed this property |
The hours of the park change throughout the year as the sunset changes & the days are shorter, the park will close earlier. Currently on July 2, the park closes at 9.
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