Apollo Beach Real Estate
With an estimate population of approximately 15,000, Apollo Beach is the perfect little beach community, located just South of Tampa and East of St. Petersburg, in Hillsborough County. Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children. So, if you’re looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Apollo Beach is worth considering.
Favorite local attractions include:
Apollo Beach Nature Preserve – enjoy the beach, bird watching, fishing, nature study, picnic shelters and more. Apollo Beach is a 63-acre Preserve. The west side, facing Tampa Bay, has been developed for recreational activities, while the eastern portion has been restored to natural habitat. This habitat consists of dunes, islands, tidal marshes, and mangrove swamps.
Manatee Viewing Area – Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach delivered reliable electricity to the community for 16 years before the commercial operation of Big Bend Unit 4 in 1986. That year, people started seeing manatees in large numbers in the power station’s discharge canal, where saltwater – taken from Tampa Bay to cool Unit 4 – flowed, clean and warm, back to the bay. When Tampa Bay reached 68 degrees or colder, the mammals would seek out this new refuge. The Manatee Viewing Center was soon born. Today, Big Bend’s discharge canal is a state and federally designated manatee sanctuary that provides critical protection from the cold for these unique, gentle animals.
Apollo Beach Watersports – a local favorite for adventures at sea, Apollo Beach Water Sports rents out boats suitable for family entertainment, or the avid fisherman. Hourly boat rentals and day long boat rentals are both offered.
Apollo Beach Golf Club – Enjoy a great traditional championship layout! This club holds the unique distinction of being one of the first courses in Florida to use Paspalum grass, a special strain that thrives in saltwater areas.The club’s pro shop offers the best in equipment and apparel to compliment your game.