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South Marco Beach

South Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL
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Ranked #8 of 27 Attractions in Marco Island
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Type: Beaches
Description: One of the two top public access points to Marco Beach. It has great shelling.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

South Marco Beach is a nice beach- clean and well kept, but with no amenities/facilities which means everything that you need/want must be brought to the beach (chairs, umbrellas, refreshments, etc...). Parking is across the street and limited, costing $8 (a few people had issues trying to use their credit card and change is not provided so bring $8 with... More

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Guttenberg, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is very family friendly beach; it is clean and very well maintained; it is not crowded; no louad noise from unwanted radios;

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My favorite place to go!! GREAT SHELLING...beautiful place to spend the day and watch an awesome sunset!

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Herndon, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We found so many beautiful shells!! Water was so warm! Sand was a bit rocky though...I preferred Tigertail Beach.

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Sunrise, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Take a walk to the end where the rocks are, it is so beautiful! A piece of hidden paradise that you won't want to miss. Bring your camera as you will see Dolphins swimming right in front of you, and a bag for shelling. So pretty!

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

After a disappointing visit to TigerTail Beach (due to the long, long walk to get there)...we decided to try South Marco Beach and definitely had a much better experience. The beach is definitely "shellier" (as many reviewers have pointed out) so it can poke and prod bare feet, but my kids had a great time looking at and hunting for... More

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Etten-Leur, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Lovely water, large and spacious. Unfortunately no beds or something else you need to bring your own stuff.

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New Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We scouted the Marco beaches for a spot to have a simple wedding ceremony and chose South Marco. This beach is beautiful, great for shelling and swimming. The water was clean, clear and warm. The sunsets are amazing, visit this beach and you won't be disappointed.

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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237 reviews 237 reviews
63 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The beach was beautiful and there are even life jackets available for children to borrow at the beach entrance along with a machine that washes your feet. My difficulty was with the parking lot. First you park and then you pay and put the ticket in your car window. However, the machine would not accept my credit card (the slot... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I know a lot of reviewers have said they didn't like the coarse shelled beach but we preferred this type of sand, it was coarse but the advantage to this is it didn't stick to every inch of the body like fine sand does. We parked in the South Marco beach car park & walked over the road to the... More

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