Apollo Beach residents and visitors enjoy access to the many attractions of greater Florida. Busch Gardens, the Tampa Aquarium, Tampa Museum of Art, Museum of Science and Industry, Children's Museum of Tampa, Ybor City State Museum and many more are located within a 30 minute drive from Apollo Beach. Other options worthy of a day trip include Disney World, Epcot Center, Sea World and the stunning beaches along the Gulf Coast.
Golfers will love the convenience of Apollo Beach Golf and Sea Club, the local public facility. Built in 1962, it is the only course in western Florida that was designed by famed golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. The course is known for its beauty and ability to challenge all skill levels.
The myriad of canals in Apollo Beach run out to Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Boasting almost 50 miles of waterfront property, the city is popular with boaters and outdoor enthusiasts. The range of activities available, however, rivals that of any large city. With two marinas, a popular public golf club, facilities for track use, various team sports, canoeing and horseback riding, there is always plenty to do. The Greater Tampa area offers premier attractions and cultural experiences within close driving distance.
There are two large recreational facilities near Apollo Beach: E. G. Simmons Regional Park and Little Manatee River State Park. E.G. Simmons Regional was created from over 450 acres of mangrove and waterways; 200 of these acres are reserved as a bird and wildlife refuge. Several endangered species are native to the area, including the manatee, roseate spoonbill and bald eagle. Visitors enjoy exploring, picnicking, fishing, boating, swimming and camping. Little Manatee River State Park is over 2,000 acres of land surrounding the Little Manatee River along U.S. Route 301. The trails running through the park are popular with hikers, walkers and horseback riders.
Area Colleges and Universities
Several colleges and universities are located within driving distance of Apollo Beach. Hillsborough Community College, University of Tampa and University of South Florida are all located in Tampa, less than 20 miles from the center of Apollo Beach. Manatee Community College, in Bradenton, is about 26 miles from Apollo Beach.
The climate of Apollo Beach is sunny and mild. Year-round temperatures range from the low-50s to the low-90s. Rain is heaviest in the summer months of July, August and September, reaching about eight inches per month. During the remainder of the year, average rainfall is only about two or three inches per month.
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