From its infancy in 1923 as a piece of land primarily used for farming and agriculture, to 1958, when it was officially named Apollo Beach, this area has held the eye, and wallet, of many a savvy investor.
In the 1930’s Paul Dickman set out to create a waterfront community on what had once been considered uninhabitable land like much of South Florida. Over the decades, Apollo Beach has emerged as a vibrant community of exceptional waterfront living, abundant green space and first-rate schools. A total area of 5.9 square miles, this thriving waterfront community features a wide variety of residential options, along with superb dining and recreation. Year-round boating, fishing, shelling and water sport activities appeal to residents, as well as visitors. Luxury waterfront homes with spectacular vistas and private docks are available for seasonal and permanent residents. An estimated 55 miles of canal lead to the open waters of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, via the underpass of the scenic Skyway Bridge.
With downtown Tampa only minutes away and abundant natural beauty, residents of Apollo Beach enjoy the best of both worlds. Local resident Mindy Smith says, “When we purchased in Apollo Beach, we personally wanted to be on the “ground floor” of a developing area, while still accessing the things we liked to do; culture, restaurants and nightlife. We love Apollo we choose, and it actually feels like Florida! It is so quiet and serene, yet accessible to all of these other places such as Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota. And if you love boating and fishing, there are even more advantages to living here.”
There are a large number of residents who commute to offices in downtown Tampa, and a large number of “entrepreneurs” who own virtual businesses, and work from home. “Apollo Beach is much more affordable than the surrounding areas for waterfront property. We were able to purchase a waterfront home for half of what a comparable home in Tampa 25 minutes away would cost,” says John Guiliano, originally from New York.
Apollo Beach community is posed for explosive growth in the next several years. There are many new projects breaking ground as the markets and economies are starting to shift in our area. The long term demographic change has created a demand for a neighborhood serving residential and commercial uses. Already there are plans for a significant hospital and retail/restaurant development. The area offers quality lifestyle opportunities in a location where residents can be fishing and water skiing in the morning, shopping for locally grown food at open markets in the afternoon, and ending the evening with fine waterfront dining at restaurants such as Circles at Lands End Marina. All without the traffic congestion of the urban core of Tampa. It’s only going to get better.
APOLLO BEACH: Dining & Entertainment
Circles Waterfront Dining
Superb cuisine and fabulous water views. Come by land or by sea and enjoy live entertainment every Friday and Saturday, along with a waterside Tiki Bar that keeps the party going way after sundown.
Pine Key “Beer Can Island”
A small slice of island paradise, near Apollo Beach and only accessible
by boat, you can stroll, shell, picnic or camp.
The Resort & Club at Little Harbor
Just south of Apollo Beach, Little Harbor offers an escape to the essence of a romantic Caribbean island, with world-class service and luxurious amenities. This island paradise offers a private beach, volleyball, shuffleboard, tennis, kid’s playground, two fitness centers and a 250-foot fishing pier. Enjoy tropical dining and cocktails, pampering massage, outdoor pool and Jacuzzis. Water sport activities include jet skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling, tubing and wakeboarding, kayaks, paddleboats, windsurfers, Hobie-Cats and Wave runners and a full -service marina.
Apollo Beach Golf Club
Offering one of only two Robert Trent Jones Sr. Signature Golf Courses on Florida’s west coast, Apollo Beach Golf Club delivers a challenge for any golfer surrounded by natural beauty and wild life. Open to the public, the club offers a Golf Side Grill and Pro Shop.