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Address: On the Gulf, accessible only by boat, Marco Island, FL
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Visited in August with family. Had the beach to ourselves at one point in the middle of the day. Crystal clear warm water with great shelling. Awesome food and ice cream ladies... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Visited in August with family. Had the beach to ourselves at one point in the middle of the day. Crystal clear warm water with great shelling. Awesome food and ice cream ladies. Tried burgers and grouper both excellent. Can pull right up yo the beach. Must stop by

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Awesome island. We went with our family on a Tuesday so it wasn't very busy. Spent a few hours and walked over to the gulf side for shelling. Our daughter loved the ice cream pontoon boat. It's great that it is only accessible by boat! Excited to return again next year!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Looking for an awesome 'natural' time in SWFL, rent a boat with the family, pack for a day long beach picnic, and boat out to the Gulf and then pick a spot to beach the boat along the more than dozen miles of undeveloped beaches. A much different experience from the concrete jungle of SEFL. A true Naples/Marco experience.

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Marco island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We rent a boat and pull up to this island to go picnicking and shelling. Have been there when there were huge shells and also when there were only typical shells.

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We stopped by as part of an eco tour. Parked on the east side of the island, walked through a path surrounded by mangrove trees and popped out onto a desolate beach. Fantastic! Great location for shelling, swimming and enjoying a bit of peace and quiet. I'd point you to the path if I knew how to get there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Didn't get to stay on the island for long, but overall the beach was beautiful and relaxing. Great for shelling.

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Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We went to Keewaydin via the Keewaydin Express and had an absolute blast. This is a beautiful barrier island that isn't groomed like resort areas are. The beach still looks like a natural florida beach, with vegetation growing inside the island. It wasn't too crowded and we have excellent shelling out on the sandbar while the tide was low. There... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Love the Gulf side of Keewaydin Island .Very relaxing only nature. You can see Turtle nests and if you are lucky you can see Turtles hatching. Dolphins and Manatees,and Ospreys are a regular.. Inside is the endless party from Friday to Sunday.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

crowded and the Latin people specifically leave soo much litter but no one will say anything out of fear of being attacked or called racist.

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Marco Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

While it does get a little crowded, this is a great place to beach your boat and hang out. If you don't have your own boat to get here you can catch a ferry called the Keewaydin Express who will drop you off and take you back. Often times you'll find pontoon boats on the beach selling burgers and beer.......

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