Apollo Beach is a small coastal community in Hillsborough County between Tampa and Bradenton. Easy access to Tampa means that residents of Apollo beach can take advantage of the shopping, dining, nightlife, attractions, museums, beaches and everything else that the Tampa Bay area offers. The community has a total area of 5.9 square miles. Development of the area began back in 1923. Years later, part of the land was sold to Tampa Electric Company and a power plant now known as Big Bend Power plant was built.
Today Apollo Beach is a thriving waterfront community. The many canals that lead to Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico offer a great location for water activities year round. Apollo Beach has a mix of both rural and waterfront communities as well as a mix of older homes and new construction. As the Tampa Bay area grows Apollo Beach is becoming a viable destination for businesses.
Apollo Beach is a quiet town far enough away from the cities to avoid the hustle and bustle but close enough to enjoy the amenities when desired. The Tampa theme parks are nearby and Apollo beach is home to its own tourist attractions such as the TECO Manatee Viewing area where Manatees can be viewed in their natural environment. Apollo Beach is just a short drive either north or south to many Gulf of Mexico beaches and all the associated activities.
Apollo Beach schools belong to the Hillsborough County School District. Apollo Beach has 2 elementary schools within the community. Middle and High schools are located in nearby Gibsonton. Find more information about Apollo Beach Schools.
Apollo Beach is located in Hillsborough County, approximately 30 minutes South of Tampa and about 40 minutes north of Bradenton. The nearby I-75 makes commuting to metropolitan cities easy. Apollo beach is a quiet waterfront town within easy reach of big city amenities.