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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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Sunrise, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
70 helpful votes 70 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Longmont, Colorado
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

South Marco is a good beach for getting in the water and body surfing, but it's not a favorite beach by any stretch. The sand is full of broken sea shells, so it's almost impossible to build any kind of sand castle. All you can see in any direction are high rise condos and hotels. The beach does appear to... More

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Miami
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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99 reviews 99 reviews
26 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 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
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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