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This is my favorite local beach

I go there by myself to relax or take my 5 year old son to play. It is a waveless, clear, shallow... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Albany, New York
Nice beach not too big nor small. Nice causeway. Wish sea weeds, be cleaned up.

$5 parking not bad for this beach. I love everything in this place except the grass and sea weeds... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
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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...more
1700 Sunset Dr, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-2240
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Reviewed yesterday

I go there by myself to relax or take my 5 year old son to play. It is a waveless, clear, shallow beach. Great for little ones to run around in and fun to find all kinds of sea life. It does have bathrooms and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

$5 parking not bad for this beach. I love everything in this place except the grass and sea weeds under the water and in the shore. But I still would come back when we are in townl

Thank KrypTig
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice clean beach, great white sand, nice causeway with parking, quiet. Kids love it. Drive out to sea.

1  Thank Ed A
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter-in-law and I were there for a long weekend. The beach was clean and quiet. We very much enjoyed out weekend getaway.

1  Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice little park. Very well maintained with ample parking and access to a pretty nice beach. Parking is only $5 at the beach.

1  Thank Electraglide2005
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to check out this park!! It was a great place to swim and check out the wild life!! Just a note if your looking to swim out deep there is sea grass in water once you get out past 4...More

1  Thank Michele D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this park and loved it. There are walking trails, a playground for different ages and an island with white sandy beaches. You can even rent kayaks and paddle boats. There are restrooms and food trucks. Did I say that beach parking is only...More

1  Thank Vickie T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Views were beautiful! Except for the nasty sea grass along the beach. In the water the sea grass is everywhere but they cut out paths for you to walk around in. They cut it back along the beach mostly to about your knees, so perfect...More

1  Thank KentuckyJen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So the reviews were a bit of both so here’s what is really going on :) the water is Uber clear but is full of seagrass!!! So the mow/clear the grass (not all) and cut paths out so you can explore around. Plus side is...More

1  Thank Kat W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great beach. Lovely views. Folks were kayaking. Bikes and carts to rent. Lots of parking. Room for picnics and more.

1  Thank OSProfiler
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Anthony C
3 August 2018|
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Response from MermaidKu | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can bring your own Jet Ski there. Florida Parks had a website where you can go get specific info on what they offer.
12 July 2018|
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Response from xandercamando | Reviewed this property |
Not that I am aware of
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.