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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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  • Beautiful day with an amazing friend, loving being back visiting! don't miss this! Be sure to book a fishing trip with Jimmy's Fishing Charters.  more »
  • Went to the beach with my wife. We hadn't experienced Fred Howard park yet so we decided to check it out. I recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing no frills beach day. Pros: secluded beach, bea...  more »
  • This is a well kept little park with sandy beaches and a shaded area for picnics. It's off the main path in tarpon springs but worth the ride even if you're not swimming.  more »

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