Apollo Beach Nature Preserve

Bird Watching Pets Allowed Observation Tower Picnic Tables Fishing

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Location and Hours


6760 Surfside Blvd.
Apollo Beach, FL 33572


March - September: 7 AM - 8 PM
October - February:  7 AM - 6PM


(813) 672-7876


Public Health Concerns Related to Red Tide

The beach areas at Apollo Beach Nature Preserve and E.G. Simmons Conservation Park are closed until further notice because of public health concerns related to red tide.


The Apollo Beach Nature Preserve is a 63-acre nature preserve that serves as habitat for a variety of aquatic species.

Seven acres of the preserve are separated from the habitat restoration areas and dedicated to nature-based recreation, which includes a 2-acre sandy beach for picnicking and sunbathing (no swimming allowed), a 37-foot wheelchair accessible observation tower, a short nature trail, and fantastic shoreline fishing.

The preserve provides stunning sunset views of Tampa Bay.

Note: Pets are not permitted on the observation tower.

Hiking Spree Trail Map

Observation Tower Plan


  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Observation Tower
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms