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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. 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.
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  • Free public park. Nice place to walk--all the way to beach area. Parking closer to beach does cost but worth it when you plan to do a picnic near beach and spend time relaxing. Not too many people whe...  more »
  • Beautiful beach , interesting causeway to reach the “finger “ of a white sandy waterfront. Must visit if your in Tarpon Springs.  more »
  • Love love love this beach! My favorite in Tampa/Clearwater area. Have to pay a small fee for parking and it’s a clean clean beach with rest rooms. Great for swimming and sunning. Quiet. Family friendl...  more »

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