Fred Howard Park
Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs is located about 15 minutes northwest of Oldsmar and consists of 155 acres and is located on the Gulf of Mexico. Set back in the heart of Tarpon Springs, Fred Howard Park is a place where nature flourishes and wildlife is abundant. Frequently Dolphins, and occasionally manatees, are spotted in the park. Fred Howard Park’s location provides access to the Gulf of Mexico by a 1-mile long causeway. The causeway is used for sunbathing, fishing and exercising. You can also launch small watercraft on the causeway and many people just stop and watch the jet skiers daily. Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs will surely become a place visited time and time again by any Oldsmar property owner. There is an admission charge but annual passes can be purchased if you like to frequent the park and beach.
Honeymoon Island State Park
Honeymoon Island State Park in Dunedin is a short drive or an energic bike ride from Oldsmar and probably the one you will want to visit most. No more than a 15 minute drive and you are upon one of the most beautiful beaches in the area. You can park at the beginning of the causeway and walk or jog across it to get to the fine sand beaches and warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Are you a dog owner? Honeymoon Island State Park also has its own separate dog beach for you and man’s best friend to enjoy together. Back at the main beach, visitors enjoy swimming and fishing in the sparkling waters. They can also have a picnic while they enjoy the beautiful scenery. There is an admission charge to enter the park but it’s probably the best beach around. You can hang out on the causeway without spending any money to park. Purchasing a home or real estate in Oldsmar this close to a beautiful beach such as Honeymoon island is a very smart investment.
Clearwater Beach – is roughly a 40 minute drive from Oldsmar. It’s definitely worth the drive if you are in the mood for lots of people, shopping, entertainment and some really great restaurants. The beaches are fantastic and there is some pretty lively night life to enjoy as well. A bit more touristy, but you if you like to walk the beach for hours this is the place to do that. There are some beautiful waterfront homes and condos to keep you motivated. Real Estate along this stretch of land is pricey but the property values are strong and a worthwhile investment for the right person.