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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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best public beach

The walkway to the beach is lined with palm trees to shade the walkway. beach is generally well kept. much shorter walk than Tigettail and you dont have to be walking in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Aurora, Illinois
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Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The walkway to the beach is lined with palm trees to shade the walkway. beach is generally well kept. much shorter walk than Tigettail and you dont have to be walking in the sun which is a big plus.

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Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you are from Europe and you've seen the "developed" beaches of Mallorca, Costa Brava etc. then you've pretty much also seen the South Marco Beach. Maybe except for the tons of shells you'll find there which is great for the small ones, not so great if you'd just like to swim a little bit. First of all, we found... More 

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illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Loved this beach in the busy part of the island. You can tell that the area has been recently renovated. The walkways, paths, and gardens are all new and spanking clean. The beach is breathtakingly beautiful. It is definitely a bustling place, but at least in July, there was plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy. Parking is $8... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We love white sandy powdery beaches. A very clean, quite and spacious beach for sure...with stunning sunsets. But make sure you wear and keep sandals on otherwise because this beach is mostly shells, it can be a real "pain" to walk. For powdery white sandy beaches, locals told us we have to head north near Sarasota.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

You'll find many different shells.The beach is not overly crowded.There is no riptide to be worried about.You can walk out to sandbars and find shells and sanddollars.The water is clean and can be seen through easily.

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We stayed up near tiger tail and down by south beach. The winner definitely south beach. Something about the area seems nicer and more inviting. Also it's an easier walk to the beach

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The beach was clean and not crowded. We had a lot of fun with the water sports. A good place to take your kids!

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The parking is small,but is not far from the beach like tigertrail.It is only short walk.Walking into the ocean much easear also.Tiger trail is up to youre knees after 500 feet of walk.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This beach is very spacious and has lots of room. We never felt like anyone was right on top of us. The water was clear and the perfect temperature. It is a very beautiful setting. My husband and son had a great time fishing by the jetty at the very south tip of the beach. The parking situation is not... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We went to the South Marco beach after trying Tigertail Beach which was a failure for us as we had two little kids and a lot of equipment. We were aided as my wife dropped us off and we did not face the parking fee nor the longer walk. The beach was nice and clean and became very busy by... More 

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Address: South Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Marco Island

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