Marco Island is located on the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida,
south of Fort Myers and just north of the Everglades and 10,000
Islands. Sun-washed white sand beaches are one of the main attractions
of this tiny island and there are several to choose from.
Tigertail Beach is a public beach open daily from 8 a.m. until
sunset. There are showers, restrooms, a children’s play area,
volleyball nets, a concession stand for food and beverages, and
a rental stand for a variety of water sport toy, umbrellas and chairs.
The entrance to Tigertail Beach is located at the intersection of
Spinnaker Drive and Hernando Drive.
Residents Beach – Main requires a resident permit for entry.
It is open from 8 a.m. until sunset daily. Showers, restrooms, vending
machines, and a children’s play area are available as well
as a picnic area with chickee huts, tables and charcoal barbecues.
The entrance is located at the intersection of Collier Boulevard
and San Marco Road.
South Beach requires a resident permit for parking in the resident
parking lot. There is also a public parking lot available and a
walkway to the beach that provides access for both residents and
the public. The beach is open 8 a.m. until sunset daily. There are
no facilities, however, there are hotels and restaurants along the
beach within a short distance. Walkway access from Collier Boulevard
is located just north of Cape Marco.
Hideaway Beach is a public beach only accessible to the public
by boat. The Hideaway Beach community, however, is private property
that is available only to homeowners and their guests and is monitored
by Hideaway Staff. Mangrove forests, lagoons and wildlife are found
in abundance in this 314 acre area of Marco Island.
Several other beaches are accessible on nearby islands by boat
and are only a short ride. These include Coconut Island located
at the mouth of the Marco River across from Hideaway Beach. Just
south of Marco Island is Cape Romano, and Keewaydin Island is just
north of Marco off the tip of Isles of Capri. A number of tour boats
and guides are available for sightseeing trips to these islands
and their beaches.
About the Author:
Patti Bailey has lived and worked on Marco Island, Florida for
11 years. She designed and maintains the website http://www.marcoislandonline.com.
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