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Marco Island Travel Blog

Discovering Marco Island's Magnificent Beaches

Marco Island's beaches are some of the best in the world, and it's easy to see why. With crystal clear waters, warm weather, and luxurious amenities, it's no wonder why these beaches have won prestigious awards and have made their way to the top of many "best of" lists.

Explore the best beaches that Marco Island has to offer, from South Beach to Tigertail Beach and everything in between. Learn about the amenities, activities, and wildlife that await travelers to this beautiful destination.

South Marco Beach is a traditional beach with beautiful clear waters and is close to several stunning luxury hotels on South Collier Blvd. Not only that, but there are plenty of opportunities for watersports such as jet-skiing, paddleboarding, and kayaking. Paid parking is plentiful and costs $8, making it a great beach for families.

Tigertail Beach is another great option, located on Hernando Drive, and is also a bargain with $8 parking and free beach access. This beach is renowned for its birdwatching opportunities, as it is a stop on the Bird Migration Trail, and the calm waters make it great for kayaking. Families can also enjoy the large playground and the availability of life jackets for children to borrow.

Hideaway Beach is a private beach, but is considered one of the nicer beaches on the island. There is a restaurant onsite which serves fantastic food. For those looking for a bit more adventure, Keewaydin Island is an amazing barrier island off the coast of Marco Island. This island is known for its party reputation, but there are plenty of other options for those who don't wish to join in.

Finally, Residents' Beach is located in the middle of Collier Blvd between Tigertail and South Beach and is a members-only beach. To join, simply rent a Marco Island apartment, vacation home, or condo for one month. This beach offers a variety of amenities, including dining at the Paradise Grill, convenient parking, restrooms and showers, picnic areas with charcoal grills, a playground for the kids, and wheelchair accessibility.

Marco Island has something for everyone, from beaches and watersports to birdwatching and playgrounds. Whether you are looking for a relaxing beach vacation or an adventure, Marco Island is sure to have something to offer.


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