On resident beach a Resident Permit Required for Entry
There are Showers and Restrooms , vending machines but no small shop selling food..
Also Picnic Area with Chickee Huts and Tables and several on the beach too..
There is a Children's Play Area
The beach is open from 8am until sunset everyday..
Entrance Located at the Intersection of Collier Blvd. and San Marco Road
Residents Beach - South
On this side of the beach there is a Public parking lot..
There are no facilities here as food or restroom..
Also open from 8am to sunset
Walkway Access from Collier Boulevard North of Cape Marco
This beach is great its has showers and restroom, food stands, rental for chairs and umbrellas..
there is also a CHILD PLAY AREA...
There is also a small place to buy some food and drinks, NOT many becahes in the MARCO area....
Its open everyday from 8am until sunset..
There is a 3 $ parking..
Marco Island has beautiful white sand beaches ...Tides which come and go -- leaving behind treasures for the sheller who will pick up the shells left by the receding waters.
You can watch the numerous sea birds who depend on shells for their survival because the shell animal is their food.
Shelling can be a wonderful experience if you plan for it and are prepared. There are several things you should do before you start:
1. Check the tides. While low tide is best because more shells will be exposed as the water recedes, you should allow time for gathering your treasures.
If you plan to walk across an inlet to a sand bar, start earlier so you won't find yourself on the sand bar at high tide. Incoming tide currents can be strong and pose a problem for your safe return to shore.
2. Have comfortable shoes and suntan lotion with you, protect the tops of your feet -- something we tend to overlook
3. Mesh bags are good for shelling as the sand and water can run through. However, small shells can get lost and fragile shells may be crushed by the larger, heavier ones, so bring a smaller plastic bag for these shells5c*
4. Starfish tend to lose their legs on the way home. Unless you have a flat surface to put them in, it is best to leave them.
Should you successfully take one home, use alcohol to cure it and then let it dry in the sun.
Marco Island is the largest of Florida's Ten Thousand Islands, located on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida.
It has been described as Magical, Mystical and Alluring. The attraction is tropical sun-washed white beaches and a casual easy paced life style.
Sunshine, frolicking dolphins, and all of the water and sun sports that go with the beaches are available
Marco Island became the 400th City in the state of Florida when we incorporated on August 29, 1997.
Now, the City of Marco Island is home to over 15,000 year-round residents, and 35,000 seasonal residents.
Stan's in Goodland is out of this world fun. The bar is open on Sundays and starts in the early afternoon (2?) and goes until....whenever! The bar is outside and the atmosphere is just pure good times.
pictured is a salt marsh ecosystem at collier-seminole state park. near the park entrance on US41 there are a couple of airboat operators where you can book airboat rides.
Just outside the floral garden and off the boardwalk at Eagle's Nest, one can choose a variety of beach and ocean adventure activities.
the marco river marina is a full service marina offering fishing charters, boat rentals, and a ships store. the place to go on marco island to boat or fish.
The best time we had was actually a little bit of a drive to Stans. The food was AWESOME and reasonably priced compared to Marco Island. I had the best Butterfly shrimp I have ever had!!
In the picture beach front condominiums from $500,000 to $3,000,000. These can be rented on a weekly or monthly basis. In the foreground someone flying a multiple tail chinese kite.