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Fred Howard Park

1700 Sunset Dr, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-2240
+1 727-943-4081
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The sunsets are always beautiful!

For a $5.00 Parking Fee you get a visit to a wonderful little place. From snorkeling if you dare... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lys B
via mobile
A very nice place

This is Very nice place for a get away also very clean area,not a lot of people know about this... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Linda D
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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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“nice beach” (83 reviews)
“beach area” (52 reviews)
“paddle boats” (25 reviews)
1700 Sunset Dr, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-2240
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

For a $5.00 Parking Fee you get a visit to a wonderful little place. From snorkeling if you dare the cooler temperatures now ( if not the summer is awesome)to just relax on the sand while dolphin watching. My husband loves to fish here as...More

Thank Lys B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is Very nice place for a get away also very clean area,not a lot of people know about this arer

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 5 days ago

The water is very calm and there is plenty of shade from the palm trees, but too much seaweed. A reasonable cost of $5 for parking along the beach. A nice place to walk and enjoy the views. The park itself is clean and lovely...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Early afternoon on a December day nice breeze bright sun shining sitting among the palm trees on the beach at Fred Howard Park wonderful way to spend a winter afternoon. You do need to put a little effort in to get to the park as...More

Thank Robert Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We close by and this beach is so nice and small. No as many tourist around or as busy. Sand is nice and soft and water is clear. It’s clean. There’s no snack shack or restaurant but that’s ok. We always pack a little snack...More

Thank BlessingsWisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth taking the drive to when in the area. We really enjoyed it .Beautiful grounds and scenery, great spot to just walk around and take in.

Thank Garry M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a super fun day with a beautiful kayaking experience! If you love nature the best place to spend time in Tampa

Thank Ponmadhuri E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a great find.. The rules expected is that EVERYONE pay for the very in expensive Parking fee of 5 dollars,but there is no one there to monitor that was being done, we did pay and Im sure the few people that were there...More

Thank IndianagirlFlorida
Reviewed 10 November 2017

If you are looking for a place that is away from the crowd, this is it. Peaceful and quiet. Simply gorgeous!

Thank thereasaw2016
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Love this park. Great for biking, walking, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, sunbathing! This place has it all. BBQ pavilions are an added bonus!

Thank 885swilkinson
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Questions & Answers
23 October 2017|
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Response from Ken R | Reviewed this property |
No, there is not any overnight camping in this park or any other park around the general area. Howard and most other county/city parks are accessible from dawn to dusk in this area.
15 October 2017|
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Response from Barbara N | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Go to Pinellas County website. Parks and Recreation. Different prices for military, seniors, etc. Pass is good for all Pinellas County parks.
Cindy C
4 October 2017|
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Response from James C | Reviewed this property |
No, parking is free.