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Address: South Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL
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Description: One of the two top public access points to Marco Beach. It has great...
One of the two top public access points to Marco Beach. It has great shelling.
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Marco Island Kayak Tour with Optional Beach Landing

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very different to tigertail beach but worth visiting both, parking pass good for both

South beach is surrounded by condos, very built up. Tiger tail is much more 'natural'. Both are worth the visit for different reasons. We spent most of the day at tigertail, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

South beach is surrounded by condos, very built up. Tiger tail is much more 'natural'. Both are worth the visit for different reasons. We spent most of the day at tigertail, and loved it, but went to south beach after dinner to watch the sun set. We saw dolphins and had a nice swim. Don't forget the parking pass you... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Marco has one of the best crescent beaches in the world. One problem is there is not a lot of public access. South beach is one of the best public access points along with Tiger Tail. Plenty to do. Sit and people watch, swim, walk north and visit some of the bars....Stilts, Sunsets, etc. The beach is very clean, and... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

South Marco Island is a little crowed but is very nice, Also; it has 2 interesting features. There are 2 islands that you can snorkel off of. And south pass the rocks you can do some really good deepsea fishing.

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Cape Coral
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

parking short walk from beach, parking $8/day, beach clean, bring everything with you, restrooms at parking lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Stayed in a condo right on the beach! Warm gulf waters, white sand and tons of little shells laying in 12" to 24" ribbons along the shore. Gorgeous sunsets!!! I could live here!!!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Warm gulf waters. Very clean and lots to do. Umbrellas and loungers for hire. Two parking lots make access a short walk.

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

South Beach is a pretty typicla, resort area beach. All of the beaches on Marco are shell beaches so bring flip flops or water shoes. All beach parking on Marco is $8 and plan to bring your own shade as there isn't any on the beach. We saw manatee, lots of dolphins and an osprey hanging out here. The water... More 

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Street, MD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Stayed on south Marco beach and be prepared for a hard shelly beach. Wasn't a bad beach but not the fluffy white sand. Lots of people exercise and the sand allows you to run easily. The water was warm and other a lot algae to speak of.

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Lebanon, Indiana, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Never even got to the beach. Marco Island should be ashamed. Lots of private entry and parking for hotels, but, no handicap parking offered close to beach for mobility impaired people. Isn't that illegal? All parking is across the street and an additional city block or more to the beach.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

South Beach is far more convenient than Tigertail, with a short (tree covered) walk from the car park. The beach itself is mainly fine sand, with small shells along the waters edge.

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