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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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Long Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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
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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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Naples, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It's the southernmost beach on the island and has great views. Parking is limited so unless you are staying really close get there early during winter season. You are usually okay by 10-10:30. They have added additional parking a bit further away but more of a hike.Pay machines for parking and fines if you park off the streets. Yes ppl... More

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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is an absolutely gorgeous beach! Very clean and peaceful with beautiful blueish green water and white sand. The parking is a problem. The beach parking is very small and every time we've gone it's been completely full. We just went today and ended up paying $12 for about 2 hours. The fee was for the entire day, but still... More

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