Local Guide: Apollo Beach

    New to Apollo Beach or planning to move to Apollo Beach? This is a local guide to help you learn all the great things that make Apollo Beach a great place to live, from great restaurants to local attractions.

    History:

    Apollo Beach has history dating back to 1938 when Paul Dickman came to Florida and purchased 4,000 acres of land he originally named Tampa Beach to attract tourists. Dickman sold the land to Francis J. Corr in 1957 who renamed the area La Vida Beach. According to the Osprey Observer, Corr’s wife Dorothy suggested renaming the area after sunshine which led to the name Apollo Beach after the Greek and Roman god of the sun.

    Local restaurants:

    • Latitudes Apollo: Apollo Beach bar and lounge serving eclectic American cuisine with seafood and steak serving lunch and dinner along with daily specials and happy hour available. $$ 131 Harbor Village Lane Apollo Beach, FL | 813-645-9700 | latitudesapollo.com
    • Kimi’s Ice Cream and Sweets: Great spot for delicious ice cream, candy, coffee, and flowers run by brothers Jay and Adam Souza. Serving Working Cow Ice Cream with more than 30 flavors as well as 25 different sauces and toppings. 813-645-2038 | 143 Harbor Village Ln Apollo Beach, FL | kimisicecreamandcoffees.com
    • Circles Bar & Grill
    • Massimo’s Pizza
    • Alpha House Pizza

    Local Breweries:

    • Four Stacks Brewing: Four Stacks is Apollo Beach’s first craft brewery and features a selection of original ales paired with the best Tampa’s craft beer scene has to offer. fourstacksbrewing.com

    Local Butcher:

    • Apollo Meats: The most outstanding place in Apollo Beach to buy meats including beef, pork, lamb, veal, goat, gator meat, and seafood. They prepare a variety of specialty items including kabobs, homemade sausages, stuffed pork roast, crown pork roast, seasoned baby back ribs, lobster stuffed beef tenderloins, and more.

    Schools:

    • Apollo Beach Elementary: apollobeach.mysdhc.org
    • Waterset Charter School: watersetcharter.org

    Doctors Offices:

    • Apollo Beach Family Medical: Specializing in family medicine, skin rejuvenation, wellness and prevention, apollobeachfamilymed.com

    Local Attractions:

    • Apollo Beach Nature Park
    • MiraBay Market: Local farmer’s market in Apollo Beach held every 3rd Sunday of the month located in the MiraBay waterfront community. Local vendors participate from Tampa, St. Pete, Ruskin, Brandon, Temple Terrace, and Lithia.
    • Manatee Viewing Center: Manatees flock here during cold weather and are attracted to the warm waters next to the Big Bend Power Station. Over 5 million people have visited this attraction which has been around for over 30 years.

    Local Media:

    • Observer News:
    • Osprey Observer:

    Nearby communities:

    • Ruskin
    • Gibsonton
    • Riverview
    • Sun City Center
    • Wimauma

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