We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Tarpon Springs' best kept secret; a wonderful park”
Review of Fred Howard Park

Fred Howard Park
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Fred Howard Park consists of 155 acres and is located on the Gulf of Mexico. It's location provides access to the Gulf by a 1-mile long causeway. The white sandy beach is a popular swim area and also provides a perfect location to view spectacular sunsets.
Reviewed 20 June 2014

We have been going to Fred Howard County Park for 15 years, and it is truly one of our favorite places. During spring break, it can get pretty crowded, but generally, most visitors are a bit older. It is wonderful for families, with play areas in the woods for children, softball fields, shelters and great walking trails. It is very popular with dog owners, who are usually very good about scooping up after their pets. You will see many kinds of birds, especially the large colony of double-crested cormorants which live along the causeway all year round. Dolphins are a frequent sight, too. The park is very popular with fishermen, and if you are walking along the causeway, you need to be careful on the bridges because of people fishing. The beach is beautiful and very well-maintained. There is a $5 fee for parking on the beach or causeway, but you can park in the wooded area of the park for free. Also has many great shelters for picnics.

4  Thank Ethel L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (987)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

722 - 726 of 987 reviews

Reviewed 19 June 2014

We didn't stop, just drove through for our first visit. Would like to kayak along it's edges. Saw some people swimming and some boats.

The park isn't easy to find and looks like you are driving through Tarpon Springs subdivisions.
$5 self parking fee.

1  Thank Ayrshirefarmer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Was a nice beach, not to crowded. Wax more of a local spot so it wasn't crowd, the drive over the causeway was beautiful

Thank Melanie N Ernie B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Nice park, no entrance fee, all day parking is $5. It was busy but there were plenty of parking spots available on a weekend in June. I do not like all the vegetation the water - there is a small area of water with sandy bottom and then you are in murky aquatic plant zone which creeps me out, especially when the water temp is super warm.

3  Thank M H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 May 2014

small island off tarpon springs. can get crowed on week-ends, so go early or during the week. some shade, perfect for small kids.there is a$5.00 per car charge, no charge if you have a handicap permit. well worth the small fee!

1  Thank jerseyquilter
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Fred Howard Park also viewed

 

Been to Fred Howard Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing