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Fred Howard Park

1700 Sunset Dr, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-2240
+1 727-943-4081
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great fishing spot

I take my Grandson and family to this park to picknick and fish. There are so many spots to fish... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James H
Tarpon Springs, Florida
We love this park

Quiet. Nice beach. Easy swim out area. Clean bathrooms. Ample parking. Near Rusty Bellies. What... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sylvia R
Tampa, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1700 Sunset Dr, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-2240
+1 727-943-4081
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I take my Grandson and family to this park to picknick and fish. There are so many spots to fish from that you can try a different place every time or find your secret spot for yourself. Great playground and swimming spot. Beautiful kept park...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet. Nice beach. Easy swim out area. Clean bathrooms. Ample parking. Near Rusty Bellies. What could be better?!

Thank Sylvia R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best county parks in Pinellas!!!! Great play areas for the kids. Great walking paths and picnic areas!!

Thank floridanana2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove out to this park which was about 10 minutes from Tarpon Springs tourist area. It's a beautiful park that has causeway that ends at a nice beach. There were many activities going on including beach, running, biking, fishing and picnicking. It is a...More

Thank drwsurf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The park is absolutely beautiful and amazing. The people who visit it are not . There is litter strew across the whole place . People there have no idea about personal space. One visit we had watched the sunset and a cop come strutting along...More

Thank Bullfrog1976
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of sandy beach area and lots of parking. Sea grass growing in ocean keeps the sand more quiet so water is very clear and you can see lots of fish. Chairs and umbrellas can be rented (days and hours depending on season) and there...More

Thank Gail C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many good parks in Tarpon Springs but Fred Howard Park is the crowing jewel of the parks! I lived in Tarpon Springs and Palm Harbor area for 15 years and frequented all the parks on a regular basis and honestly Howard Park is...More

Thank callcri
Reviewed 18 August 2017

My wife and I visited in mid-August. We had no trouble finding an open parking spot along the beach, which cost a reasonable $5. My wife sunbathed but complained that the beach surface was uncomfortable. The surface was firm but that didn't bother me as...More

Thank closeencounters2016
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is our favorite Gulf of Mexico Beach when we visit family. It is our home town beach that we grew up on. Always a great place to picnic, beach, and make memories.

Thank XploitLife
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Nice for walking in the sand and make relaxed while walking. i love to visit more often to this place

Thank Friendship19
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Anai A
20 September 2017|
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Response from scalise12 | Reviewed this property |
There are area's without power yet and I know that the clean might take a while,, I suggest calling Tarpon Springs at Parks & Recreations for a up date, OK!
17 September 2017|
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Response from Kathryn B | Reviewed this property |
Many of the parks are closed due to the recent storm damage. I see on the state website that it, along with other parks, are closed until further notice.
Donna M
28 August 2017|
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Response from Gail C | Reviewed this property |
No, they cannot.