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South Marco Beach

South Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL
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Ranked #7 of 26 attractions in Marco Island
Type: Beaches
Description: One of the two top public access points to Marco Beach. It has great shelling.
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Miami
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

There were too many shells on the sand, uncomfortable to walk in and no life guards although it is a public beach

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Aurora, Illinois
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90 reviews 90 reviews
24 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

nice place to find shells of all sorts. good time to go is in early morning and you will be in the shade. wear shoes as some of the shall areas are a little rough on bare feet.

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Long Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a very pretty beach. The water is warm with little surf. The sand is a beautiful white and doesn't burn your feet. You won't be crowded together as there is lots of room to spread out. This is a great place to spend a day.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Be prepared for the small parking lot and a 10 minute walk. We arrived at 4:00 on a Friday and had no issue but I can see it being a problem earlier in the day or in season. The only additional parking we saw was private. Parking is $8.00 (pay at kiosk) which you can use your receipt for all... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
6 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My wife and I live in Cape Coral and never have been to Marco so we decided to make the 1 1/2 drive to South Marco Beach because we didn't want to go through the hassle of getting to Tigertail Beach. Parking was $8.00 for all day which is ok. At Fort Myers Beach it's $2.00 per hour. The walk... More

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Liverpool
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Typical, lovely Florida beach. The sand is hard enough to walk on but not to cut your feet. The water is beautiful. Place to get food and drink. Just sweet. Lots of room to spread out without feeling crowded by people.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had a nice time at Marco Beach with our family. We enjoyed the water and waves. We would come back for sure.

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Timbuktu, Mali
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

South Marco Beach was an amazing spot to enjoy the ocean.The public beach is equipped with lifejackets for kids though the main entrance (beside the parking area). Amazing white sand. The beach isn't empty, but there is enough room for everyone. More room farther away from the ocean to play frisbee, volleyball, football or whatever you're sport is. The best... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We spend each summer on South Marco Beach - the sand and the water can't be beat. We love floating and relaxing the day away. Parking can be an issue, but if you get here early in the morning you will be fine. We have come in the summer and Spring Break and it is much more pleasant in the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Beautiful beach. While parking is a bit of a pain ($8 flat rate) once you walk to the beach it makes for a very enjoyable time. White sand, shells galore and the water was great. Not very crowded for a summer crowd and the entire family had lots of fun. We'll be checking out Tigertail to compare but South Marco... More

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