Trip Planner: USA / Florida / Tarpon Springs / Fred Howard Park
Enjoy the white sandy beaches of Fred Howard Park, which encompasses 63 hectares (155 acres) of land along the Gulf of Mexico. This park, which opened in 1966 and is visited by upwards of 2 million visitors per year, is a relaxing place to swim, walk, or fish and explore rare Florida habitats and wildlife. Watch an eagle or osprey nest, spot a dolphin or manatee in the water, or look for the endangered gopher tortoise. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Fred Howard Park and many more Tarpon Springs attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Tarpon Springs sightseeing planner.
Fred Howard Park reviews
nice and clean. plenty of parking, water looked inviting, nice to know the history of how it came to be
nice and clean. plenty of parking, water looked inviting, nice to know the history of how it came to be more »
Went here to avoid red tide further south. Lots of parking in the morning , lot filled up in afternoon. Nice beach for children, as water depth is gradual. However you were lucky as an adult to...
Went here to avoid red tide further south. Lots of parking in the morning , lot filled up in afternoon. Nice beach for children, as water depth is gradual. However you were lucky as an adult to... more »
Beach, wildlife, kite surfing, boating, fishing, a short drive from home...what else could you possibly need for a relaxing day on the sun. There is a $5 parking fee for access to all of these things, which is well worth it. There is a main park section you arrive at, then follow a short causeway to the beach area. My wife and I both had a great day there which exceeded our expectations. I fished while my wife relaxed on the white sand beach. After fishing I joined here for some beach time. Before we left, we spent at least a half hour just watching all the kite surfers along the causeway.
Lovely area. Nice park with lots of shade. The beach is an island with a one-mile causeway to get there. Crystal clear water and mostly sandy beaches on the ocean side. Trees and bushes also on the island providing shade. Two bathrooms, but no changing rooms. Also no food stands, so bring food and beverages with you.
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