Marco beaches are quieter and more serene (fewer people and a WIDE beach compared to Naples). We always try to visit the beaches of Naples at least once on each trip, but we enjoy the beaches of Marco for most of our holidays. With more than 30 miles of jewel-hued Gulf Coast, Florida's Paradise Coast beckons year-round with paradisiacal beaches. While each promises hours of bliss by the sea, the beaches here aren't the same for everyone, each has its own charm, from pristine corners like Keewaydin Island to luxurious beachfront resorts.
This 31-acre beach is one of Marco Island's most popular spots and one of the best beaches in Naples, Florida. It's the perfect place to enjoy nature at its best, and there are many things to do on this stretch of Marco Island. Tidal pools are full of fish and marine life, and what was once a sandbank on the high seas is now Sand Dollar Island, a small barrier island. Swim and treasure hunt or enjoy excellent bird watching.
Tigertail Public Beach has boardwalks, a bathhouse, showers, restrooms, a children's playground, a small concession and a rental stall, as well as a butterfly garden. On the indoor beach there is parking, a snack bar for lunch, cold drinks and refreshments, along with picnic tables, grills, a children's playground and restrooms. Still, there's a lot to do here, from boating and paddling the more than 100 miles of waterways and touring the six miles of beautiful sun-drenched beaches, to exploring some of Florida's best-preserved natural areas. Bluebill Beach access is just south of the entrance to Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, providing access to the white sand beach strip in the middle.
Would you like to enjoy the spectacular views of the Bay of Naples and the Bay of Bonito Island from the comfort of your bar stool?. The main part of Tigertail Beach is Sand Dollar Island, also known as Sand Dollar Spit, considered one of the most beautiful natural areas on Marco Island. Naples and Marco Island have miles of stunning coastline and some of the best beaches in the world, with powdery white sands that disappear into the beautiful blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Shopping on Marco Island is a popular pastime, in small boutiques selling everything from beach home decor and gift items to high-end designer brands.
Although these two beach havens are neighbors, they have quite unique and different beach vibes and surrounding views. The fun doesn't stop there; Marco Island's proximity to Sanibel and Captiva Islands, two of Florida's most pristine tropical islands, is ideal for bombing enthusiasts. You'll find Rising Tide Explorers just past the Marco Island Bridge, located off FL 951 (Collier Blvd. Bonita Beach Park offers 2.5 acres of oceanfront recreation and easy access to bathing areas via boardwalks.
South Marco Beach is located on the other side of Marco Island and is a free public access beach with parking, facilities and paved access to the beach. If visiting the Everglades is on your Florida bucket list and should be, kayaking Marco Island through the waterways of the Ten Thousand Islands and the Everglades is an absolute dream. Birdwatchers flock to Tigertail Beach on Marco Island to spot some of the best birds in Southwest Florida.