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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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Where to stay in Tarpon Springs

Hotels and motels reflect the 1950s fashion of two-story complexes with long balconies. Almost every hotel offers a gated pool area to help beat the Florida heat. A handful of early 20th-century homes have been converted to bed and breakfasts that embody the character of the town.
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  • I had heard such great things about Fred Howard park and we were so disappointed with the beach. I guess it would be good if you are wanting to collect sea creatures in the grass or if you're fishing....  more »
  • Very pleasant beach/park if you are coming from the north along the Gulf Coast and do not want to go as far south as Clearwater.  more »
  • This park truly has it all. The first portion of the park is shady forest with a nature trail and picnic shelters scattered throughout. As you move through the park you hit the coast and have a mile l...  more »