Fred Howard Park

Little Known Facts: The mile-long causeway is a favorite of filmmakers. Most recently the causeway was featured in the John Cusack feature "Grace is Gone" and in a national television commercial for Cadillac.Wind surfing is cool and sunsets are spectacular at this park spreading along a white, sandy beach that is perfect for sunbathing. Approached by a scenic one-mile causeway, the beach has a swimming area. The park also has picnic shelters, a butterfly garden, softball field, playground and hiking/biking trail. For picnic shelter reservations go to and select the link to make your reservation on line with a credit card or call 727.582-2100. This park will be closed the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.



Parking, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Playground, Restrooms, Showers

Average Visit Time

Half day

Disabled Traveler Information

Handicapped Parking

Hours of Operation

Dates closed: December 25 and day after Thanksgiving, Hours: 7 am - dusk