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Beaches Near Tarpon Springs Florida

If you like the sun and the sand, then our part of the state offers many options! Tarpon Springs is conveniently located near some beautiful Florida beaches. You can walk to a local park just a few minutes from our Hickory Point RV campground, drive just a few miles to several different beaches, take a boat to an island beach,  or visit one of the top beach towns in the nation – Clearwater Beach.

 

Use the resources below to learn more about several top spots near us. Be aware that most beaches require some type of parking fee, and check each beach individually to learn more about food options, public restrooms, and lifeguard stations.

 

Pasco County:

 

Anclote River Park – Just a few minutes north of our campground, this spot offers a 300-foot beach, a boat launch, designated fishing areas, and a pavilion for picnics.

Anclote Pier and Park Tarpon Springs Florida

Pier at Anclote Park

See the Pasco County website for more information on this park and others: http://www.pascocountyfl.net/index.aspx?NID=1875

 

Pinellas County:

 

Sunset Beach Park – A small local beach in Tarpon Springs park with barbecue grills, sheltered picnic tables, a concession stand, bicycle stands and public restrooms. This park holds a free monthly concert at the beach, which you can learn more about in our monthly events post on our Facebook Page. 

 

Fred Howard Park – A popular place for locals and tourists, this site offers 155 acres, a park, causeway, and beach with boat and bike rentals. There are picnic areas, playgrounds, trails, fishing, biking, and public restrooms.

Fred Howard Park Causeway Tarpon Springs Florida

Causeway at Fred Howard Park

Honeymoon Island State Park – This site contains 4 miles of beaches, nature trails, and Florida wildlife. It is also the launching point to Caladesi Island State Park.

 

Caladesi Island State Park – In nearby Dunedin, this completely natural island is only accessible by boat or ferry. Enjoy the beaches and fishing, a marina with electric and water hookups, as well as a snack bar and gift shop.

 

Clearwater Beach – Named one of the top beaches in the nation, this popular town is where you will find white sand beaches for 2.5 miles, plus shopping, restaurants, and lots of beach activities.

Clearwater Beach near Tarpon Springs Florida

Clearwater Beach

The Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce has a helpful page for frequently-asked-questions. See it here: http://www.beachchamber.com/quick-facts-faqs.html

Clearwater Beach Pier Florida

The Pier at Clearwater Beach

You can also check out a few other beaches that are further south in Pinellas County:

 

Treasure Island Beach

Indian Rocks Beach

St. Pete Beach

Indian Rocks Beach Florida

Indian Rocks Beach

 

See the county website for more information on all beaches in our area: http://www.pinellascounty.org/park/beaches.htm

and print out a free shell-collecting guide:  http://www.pinellascounty.org/park/pdf/beach-shells.pdf 

 

Here are a few more resources to help you enjoy the beaches in our area:

 

Visit Florida shares some beach safety tips on this page: http://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/florida-beaches/beach-safety-tips.html

The Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium provides reports on beach conditions in our area at http://visitbeaches.org/

The NOAA also provides information on beach conditions on its site: https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/hab/beach_conditions.html

 

The wide variety of beaches near Tarpon Springs means you’re bound to find one that suits you, whether you enjoy quiet, natural spots or a beach with more people and activities.

 

If you’re staying with us at Hickory Point RV Park, stop by our office for more information on local beaches and activities, and make sure to follow us on Facebook to keep up with local news and events.

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