Our condo is about .5-1 mile from Tigertail. I like taking early morning walks at Tigertail and seeing the wildlife--white cranes, osprey, etc. The North side is really awesome. First trip to Marco that I've seen Fiddler Crabs -- hundreds of them. However, I kinda feel sorry for the folks who park at Tigertail and trek to the beach. I would NEVER walk through the lagoon water to get to the gulf and the walk around is pretty lengthy carrying beach items / kids. It's a beautiful place in my opinion to nature walk. On one of our long beach walks, we stopped at the refreshment stand and had hamburgers. I think they were about $10 each, but they do take credit cards. Good hamburgers and fries, but in my opinion, expensive for a beach refreshment stand.