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


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.

No Special Events or Vendors are permitted at this location.

Note: Pets are not permitted on the observation tower.

Observation Tower Plan

Hiking Safety Guidelines

Always be prepared when hiking on nature preserves:

  • Bring plenty of water
  • Download the map
  • Tell someone your plan
  • Wear proper shoes and sun protection
  • Stay on marked trails
  • During the rainy season, many trails will have standing water.
  • If you think you are lost, call us at (813) 672-7876
  • In case of an emergency, call 911


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