Top Beaches in Marco Island, Florida

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

 tiger tail beach at marco island, florida

With an abundance of warm weather year round, its no surprise Marco Island has some of the top beaches in the world. The largest Island in Florida’s chain known as Ten Thousand Islands, Marco Island features two public beaches, as well as offshore island beaches and proximity to the popular beaches in Naples, Florida.

#1: South Marco Beach Access

The parking lot is located on Swallow Avenue and is a short walk across South Collier Boulevard to a one-acre beach access. The walk is lined with sabal palm and is surrounded by plush hotels on Marco Island. Discover this get away!

South Marco Beach Access is a 67 parking space lot with rest room access.

Location: South Collier Boulevard on Marco Island
Hours: 8 a.m. to sundown
Phone: (239) 252-4000

#2: Tigertail Beach

The Choice is Yours:

Experience 32 acres of one of the world’s most important habitats for wintering and nesting shorebirds. Listed in the Great Florida Birding Trail Guide as one of the best all-around birding locations in southwest Florida.

Explore the tidal lagoon that separates the Tigertail Beach Park from the state managed Big Marco Pass Critical Wildlife Area popularly known as the Sand Dollar Spit. The lagoon is home to a wide variety of wildlife including horseshoe crabs, needle fish, Florida fighting conchs, and more.

Enjoy the Gulf of Mexico from the Sand Dollar Spit. If you visit this site, be aware of seasonal postings designed to protect the nesting colonies and remember to practice good birding etiquette.

Location: Hernando Drive on Marco Island
Hours: 8 a.m. to sunset
Phone: (239) 252-4000

#3: Sand Dollar Island

Tigertail Beach is a Collier County park, and thus not widely known outside the region. It’s also “new:” Less than 10 years ago, it was an off-shore sandbar. The winds of Hurricane Wilma piled sand on the southern end, and today Sand Dollar Island, as it is called, is connected to the mainland.

Nearby: Naples Beaches

Naples has a lot of world class beaches a short drive from our vacation rental properties. These beaches include; Naples Pier, Vanderbilt Beach, Delnor-Wiggins Pass, Clam Pass, Barefoot Beach Preserve, Lowdermilk Beach, BOnita Beach, Gordon Pass and Park Shore.

About Our Company

We offer a huge selection of the Island’s finest vacation rentals in every price range. Whether you want to stay a week, several weeks, or even months, we can match you with a home or condo ideally suited to your needs. Contact our Marco office today.