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Tigertail Beach

Marco Island, FL
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Ranked #9 of 27 Attractions in Marco Island
Type: Beaches
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We walked on the beach to Tiger Tail. It is quite a haul!! I didn't think the beach was that amazing, it is pretty and shells but not as spectacular as I imagined. To walk from the beach to the street/food area is quite far. Take water with you to hydrate.

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Marco Island, FL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you are headed to Tigertail for a day at the beach, park near the new dune crossover at the south end of the parking lot. The County has constructed a new restroom and handicap accessible boardwalk to make it more convenient for beachgoers. The parking lot after you enter the gate is paved. It is easy to think that... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This beach is less touched by visitors allowing awesome shell collecting and wildlife observation. There is an $8 charge to park. There is a cool little playground for the kiddos. After a few hot hours on the beach and wading across the lagoon, stop and have a bite to eat or some ice cream.

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michigan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Not what we expected at all. Minimal beach service for chairs and toys....sand was nasty. Traversing to the "good beach" was a challenge carrying equipment for the day.....ok adventure if you're up for it. We prefer the ammenities at the hotels with comfortable lounge chairs, margaritas within reach and clean sandy beaches. Take your choice.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Tigertail beach on Marco Island is just oh so beautiful and scenic, complete with Marco's complete cross section of diversity of natural resources. The flora and fauna are well represented. The birds. The turtles. BOBCATS(!) and more fidler crabs than you can count. Everything you CAN'T see (that sees you), the flowers, and mangrove trees. The shells! Oh, the shells!... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

What a great location! Park near the cafe and walk across the lagoon. It was a few minute walk, not quite up to our waist, in very warm water. Then a walk through a trail littered with crabs that go scurrying as you walk buy. The noise they made was amazing. Beautiful birds. Walked about 20 minutes north up the... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful beach - read the positive reviews on here and dismiss the negative drivel! If your after warm clear sea, white sand , uncrowded space, fantastic wildlife then this is the beach. Most of the negative comments are what I would view as real positives - the walk across the lagoon ( my 9 year old loved it and... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We visited on Saturday 16th August. Bearing in mind it was a Saturday afternoon there were about 12 other people. Beautiful white beach, clear ocean. Definitely worth crossing the lagoon (not as bad as others described). What completed our day was a school of about 6 dolphins coming in within about 50 yards from where we were standing in the... More

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Luverne, MN
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Visited TigerTail beach with my 3 kids (all 2 years of age and under) in August. I would not recommend it with smaller kids or older adults. We stopped, first, at the Tidal Lagoon which was very muddy/mushy on the feet as the tide had just gone out. There was definitely a lot of wildlife and it was a good... More

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Senior Reviewer
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I'm here with my family often. Some reviews say to go left or south coz its shorter ? The shortest route is across the lagoon ... Ask the beach rental guys who rent sup boards n kayaks .... They have an Ariel map of the whole "PARK" Walking around to the south is literally 4 times the distance ! At... More

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