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Marco Island Beaches


South Marco Beach Access

South Marco BeachLocation: South Collier Boulevard on Marco Island

Hours: 8 a.m. to sundown

Phone: (239) 252-4000

South Marco Beach Access is a 67 parking space lot with rest room access.

The parking lot is located on Swallow Avenue and is a short walk across South Collier Boulevard to a one-acre beach access. The walk is lined with sabal palm and is surrounded by plush hotels on Marco Island. Discover this get away!

South Marco Beach Sign

Tigertail Beach

Tigertail Beach SignLocation: Hernando Drive on Marco Island

Hours: 8 a.m. to sunset

Phone: (239) 252-4000

The Choice is Yours:
• Experience 32 acres of one of the world’s most important habitats for wintering and nesting shorebirds. Listed in the Great Florida Birding Trail Guide as one of the best all-around birding locations in southwest Florida.
• Explore the tidal lagoon that separates the Tigertail Beach Park from the state managed Big Marco Pass Critical Wildlife Area popularly known as the Sand Dollar Spit. The lagoon is home to a wide variety of wildlife including horseshoe crabs, needle fish, Florida fighting conchs, and more.
• Enjoy the Gulf of Mexico from the Sand Dollar Spit. If you visit this site, be aware of seasonal postings designed to protect the nesting colonies and remember to practice good birding etiquette.

Park Amenities Include:
• Park Attendant and Park Rangers
• 210 parking spaces including 8 hourly parking spaces/6 handicap parking
  o There is an 8.00 daily beach parking fee for non-beach parking permit holders.
  o Hourly parking is 1.50 per hour.
• 6 boardwalks / #6 closest direct access to the Gulf of Mexico/#1, #2 and #6 ADA accessible
• Tigertail Beach Café / full service restaurant serving breakfast and lunch. Beer and wine available.
• Restroom facilities
• Education Kiosk
• Children’s playground
• Butterfly Garden
• Picnic area with tables and grills
• Beach rentals
  o Stand-up Paddleboards
  o Kayaks
  o Electric Seaquirts
  o Water Trikes
  o Electric Boats
  o Paddleboats
  o Beach Cabanas and Chairs

There is so much to see and do while at Tigertail Beach Park .. take your time and enjoy your visit.