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.

Trail Map

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

Last Modified: 1/3/2024, 9:29:44 PM