Guide to Marco Island Beaches

Coming down for a big vacation to the wonderful world of Marco Island? Marco Island has some spectacular natural attractions and sites to behold, and they all seem to revolve around one key island attribute: the beach.

Marco Island has some of the most elegant and inspiring beaches on the gulf coast. There are five distinct public beaches on Marco Island, and in the nearby city of Naples, that all feature their own unique characteristics.

These beaches aren’t too far from each other, and they are all worth visiting. You can quickly reach one beach to the other, making your way up the coast. Below is your handy guide to the top Marco Island beaches for your vacation getaway.

Tigertail Beach

Tigertail Beach is, without a doubt, the most impressive beach on the island. Tigertail spans a large portion of the west coast of the island and encompasses many fun summer beach activities.

Scan the gulf constantly for dolphins, which are well-known to play near the sandline and along the coast. Manatees can be spotted floating in the waters during the warmer seasons and fishing from the beach is allowed in dedicated areas.

Tigertail Beach is perhaps most famous for its tidal lagoon. A peninsula of land sticks out creating a cozy alcove for beachgoers to explore, discover impeccable shells, and scan for wildlife. This lagoon is a prized treasure for Marco Island beach visitors.

Parking is widely available at the Tigertail Beach access point. This is located at 430 Hernando Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145.

South Marco Beach

South Marco Beach encompasses the bulk of the southwestern side of the island. It is popular for its surprising shade and plentiful amenities. Surf fishing is very popular here and the water maintains a steady warm temperature in most seasons for swimming.

Parking usually requires a fee, typically about $8. But the area is shaded, facilities are plentiful and safe, and outdoor showers allow visitors to get clean before they pop back in the car.

Marco Island Residents Beach

This beach area is available exclusively for local residents who own improved property or visitors who rent for one month or longer. If you are looking into relocating to the island or even a summer vacation, this little haven can be yours to explore. More information about the location and specifics of accessing this beach can be found on the Marco Island Civic Association website.

Naples Beach

Naples Beach and pier is a bit north of Marco Island proper and directly north of the extensive waterways of Keewaydin Island.

You will have to drive northeast up US-41 about 30 minutes to visit this quaint paradise, but it is well worth the extra trip. Naples Beach is home to a stunning pier. There are plenty of restrooms, a concession stand, and a covered picnic area for your enjoyment.

The beach’s address is 25 12th Ave S, Naples FL 34102. You can find more details on the Naples government website.

Lowdermilk Beach

Lowdermilk Park is also located in Naples directly north of Naples Beach. It is slightly smaller than Naples Beach and lacks the sprawling fishing pier.

But, it does offer a lovely gazebo area to keep you well-protected from the sun and an assortment of clean picnic tables. A play area and volleyball court are within viewing distance of the picnic tables.

Lowdermilk Beach and park is located at 1301 Gulf Shore Blvd N, Naples, FL 34102.

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