Anclote River Park in Holiday, near Tarpon Springs, has something for nearly everyone seeking a relaxing day outdoors. This picturesque beach park is located in the area where the Anclote River and the Gulf of Mexico meet.
Visitors may bring their picnic lunch or take advantage of the grills that are available for cooking. Picnic shelters with multiple tables provide a shaded, cement-floored area in which to enjoy meals. There are also individual picnic tables nestled under trees. Many of these areas are wheelchair accessible.
Sunbathers may enjoy a sparkling sand beach. The swimming area is cordoned off, and a lifeguard is sometimes on duty. All sorts of boats pass by on their way in or out of the river. Boaters may take advantage of the launch area on the grounds.
A volleyball court and a horseshoe pit provide for dry-land activities. Guests should bring their own equipment for these games. For the kids there is a playground, complete with swings, tube-tunnels, and slides.
The grounds are well-maintained. As would be expected, restroom floors are often wet and sandy, but the restrooms are clean and accessible to wheelchairs.
Those seeking a peaceful and family-friendly park may well find what they are searching for at Anclote River Park.