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Fred Howard Park, Tarpon Springs

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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. See Fred Howard Park and all Tarpon Springs has to offer by arranging your trip with our Tarpon Springs vacation builder.
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  • August 14, 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.  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Nice for walking in the sand and make relaxed while walking. i love to visit more often to this place  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Nice place to walk, bathe. In November, the Park was quiet, not crowded at all, a sunny but not too hot!
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