Apollo Beach Nature Preserve
Location and Hours
March - September: 7 AM - 8 PM
October - February: 7 AM - 6PM
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 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
- Observation Tower
- Pets Allowed
- Picnic Tables