Apollo Beach, FL, USA

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Apollo Beach, FL, USA

Apollo Beach vacation rentals

See the light at Apollo Beach

It's no coincidence this place was named for the Greek god of sun and light _ you'll find plenty of both in Apollo Beach. Beside Tampa Bay on Florida's Gulf Coast, Apollo Beach is a laid-back coastal town known for its sandy beaches, wildlife reserves, and waterfront residential neighborhoods. Apollo Beach boasts a number of waterfront parks and nature preserves, where you can enjoy year-round boating, fishing, and sunbathing. Your Apollo Beach vacation rental will put you close to local landmarks like the Manatee Viewing Center, the Apollo Beach Golf Club, and the Apollo Beach Nature Preserve.

Apollo Beach _ I'm on a boat!

Once you're here, you can kiss terra firma goodbye, as Apollo Beach is all about that maritime life. Tampa Bay is a major destination for boating and fishing, and you'll find plenty of companies in the area offering boat charters and gear rentals. Dolphin-watching tours are popular, and the warm waters off Apollo Beach serve as a winter retreat for the region's manatee population. If speed is more your, well, speed, you can hit the waves with a jetski, waverunner, or kiteboard rental _ though there's nothing wrong with a little well-deserved R&R on the beach, either.

Under the sea in Apollo Beach

If you're in Apollo Beach during the winter months, the Manatee Viewing Center is always worth a visit. Part of Tampa Electric's Big Bend Power Station, the warm-water channel created by the energy plant attracts the animals during the colder seasons, and you'll find a sturdy boardwalk and observation tower where you can survey the surrounding estuary and wetlands. A short drive away, The Florida Aquarium boasts countless species of sea life and plenty of interactive exhibits. Scuba-certified visitors can even swim with the sharks, eels, and sea turtles in the aquarium's coral reef.

A warm welcome in Apollo Beach

Thanks to its humid subtropical climate, Apollo Beach has hot, humid summers and mild-to-warm winters, with plenty of precipitation throughout the year. Summers are long, with average highs around 90_F from May through September. These are also the wettest months _ a poncho wouldn't be a bad idea for a summer visit. Since winters tend to be dry and warm, with average highs in the mid-70s from November through March, it's a popular time of year for northerners escaping the chilly temperatures back home. You'll find that prices for Apollo Beach vacation rentals tend to stay about the same from one season to the next.

Apollo Beach _ just me and bay

On the eastern shore of Tampa Bay, Apollo Beach is largely made up of bayfront marinas, marshy wetland, and broad, sandy beaches. Manatee are a common sight during the winter months, and the Manatee Viewing Center offers seasonal walking paths and educational exhibits. A number of parks offer campsites and picnic areas, and you can spot pelicans, sea turtles, and bottlenose dolphins. Your Apollo Beach vacation rental will put you at the center of a prime waterfront destination, with plenty of opportunities for boating, fishing, and kayaking.