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Fred Howard Park

1700 Sunset Dr, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-2240
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Uncrowded beach and great rentals.

Fred Howard Park is a great and relaxing beach. the best time to go is during the week. The rentals... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hayden B
Love this beach

This is a great beach on the gulf. Parking is $5.00 for the day. You can rent many different... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarina R
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Flemington, New Jersey
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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” (32 reviews)
“beach area” (55 reviews)
LOCATION
1700 Sunset Dr, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-2240
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"nice beach"
in 85 reviews
"paddle boats"
in 32 reviews
"beach area"
in 55 reviews
"howard park"
in 65 reviews
"long causeway"
in 19 reviews
"palm trees"
in 45 reviews
"clearwater beach"
in 33 reviews
"sea grass"
in 16 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 18 reviews
"pinellas county"
in 29 reviews
"white sand"
in 20 reviews
"bring your own"
in 25 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 24 reviews
"watch the sunset"
in 26 reviews
"small island"
in 15 reviews
"gulf of mexico"
in 27 reviews
"off the beaten path"
in 13 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fred Howard Park is a great and relaxing beach. the best time to go is during the week. The rentals are absolutely amazing. They are tons of fun for a cheap price. My two favourite things to do there are the Kayaks and the Paddle...More

Thank Hayden B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great beach on the gulf. Parking is $5.00 for the day. You can rent many different items kayaks, paddle boards. We rented a kayak fun time. There are restrooms. A beautiful place to sit and relax at the beach.

Thank Sarina R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free Howard is seldom so crowded that you feel like it's a city beach. Weekdays are the best time to enjoy the white sand, palm trees, and gulf water. This is one of my favorite beaches on the gulf coast.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun place for an afternoon trip to the beach. It was uncrowded with ample parking. It does cost $5 for parking. Chairs and umbrellas were available for rent. There were also canoes and other water toys were available.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had sunburn from the day before so we didn't want to sit in the sun. There are palm trees at this beach and we were able to sit under one. Brought a picnic and enjoyed ourselves. Beach was crowded, spring break, but it was...More

Thank funtimefamily12
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed this park. The beach area was beautiful and you could rent chairs, paddle boats, kayaks, and bikes. $5 all day parking.

Thank Nicole H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the afternoon here, and I think we did a little bit of everything. The kids and I looked for creatures and wildlife, swam at the beach, and even rented paddle boards. There aren't a lot of shells, but we did find several hermit...More

Thank Jennifer E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful location - very nice place to visit - wonderful views of the ocean. Very nice beaches. Loved it

Thank swatson12
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have gone to Howard Park for yrs. There is a side that is sheltered and has harder flat sand great for skin boarding and finding so kinds of wildlife in the water. Buy the little ones a net and buckets and they will have...More

Thank Caribbeanloveralways
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very lovely place to visit! 5 dollar parking for all day. Plenty of kite surfers doing their thing, beach walkers to watch, but overall very quiet until sunset time. At sunset this is the perfect place to take a Spring Break picture...More

Thank cabbageroller
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Ellie G
19 April 2018|
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Response from Renan M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ellie, No, the dogs are not allowed. You can be informed in "pinellascounty_org_park_faq_htm#pet"(this website doesn't allow to paste links, please substitute _ for dots and /) 1. Where can you take your pets in county... More
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Michael W
29 March 2018|
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Response from BlessingsWisconsin | Reviewed this property |
Small shells
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John K
12 March 2018|
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Response from ifugono1canfollow | Reviewed this property |
I don’t see why not but not 100% sure. Maybe during the daytime hours when the park is open.
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