There's a HIDDEN GEM of a beach right here in the Tampa Bay area - and most people (even the locals) don't even know it exist!
Apollo Beach Nature Preserve. No traffic. No fees to parking. No loud crazy beach-parties.
It's a public beach, fairly new from what people say about it... however. not much of the public knows about it.
I snapped a few shots you can see in the gallery below... also, info about the beach below! :)
Also close by is the Manatee Viewing Center by TECO!
Hope you enjoy!
Apollo Beach Nature Preserve Beach Info
6760 Surfside Blvd, Apollo Beach, FL 33572-3038