There are so many things to do on Marco Island, but when you think of Marco, you have to think about our beaches. When someone says the word ‘paradise,’ you picture yourself reclined on a white sand beach next to a clear blue body of water. Well, welcome to paradise. Marco Island is known for its pristine and clean beaches with crystal clear water. Love seashells? There is no better place to start your collection. Always thought it would be cool to see a lagoon? Marco Island checks that off as well. The great part about Marco Island is that even if you aren’t on the water, a beach is only minutes away. Not only are there great public beaches, but Marco Island has a private beach for residents and a virtually private beach at Hideaway Beach Club.
This beach is exactly what it sounds like: it is a beach for residents. It is clean and well taken care of with plenty of amenities. The requirements for getting a permit are to be a resident (either buying or renting) for a month or more. The beach is conveniently located in the middle of Marco Beach. The address is 130 N. Collier Blvd. Marco Island, FL 34145. Its amenities include convenient parking, a playground, a delicious restaurant, very clean restrooms, and showers, chickee huts and picnic areas. This is one of the best beaches on Marco Island. Membership also includes the use or Sarazan Park in the South of the island, which has its own amenities.
While Residents’ Beach is ‘private,’ this part of the beach can still be walked to from other beach access points. Check out the parking lots to the North and South of Residents’ Beach if interested.
Also known as South Marco Beach, this is one of two of the Marco Island public beaches. As its name suggests, South Beach is located on the Southern part of the Island. There are two parking lots close by. The first is at the beach access point located on 870 County Rd. 951. And the other is right across the street on Swallow Avenue.
While it is a public beach, it still has some amenities. These include food and restrooms. It is a wonderful beach for collecting seashells on and is the less busy of the public beaches. In addition, this is a popular place to engage in water sports.
The name itself implies what a unique Marco Island public beach Tigertail is. It is one of the best beaches on Marco Island if you are looking for some nature. Tigertail is located at 430 Hernando Dr. When you arrive, you will see the beautiful, white sand set before a saltwater lagoon. This beach features a playground, concessions, restrooms and a picnic area. It is also a popular destination for watersports.
The best part of Tigertail, however, lies beyond the lagoon. Wade across the lagoon and adventure to the three-mile-long beach which is a slice of nature. Ospreys and dolphins can always be spotted from here. Brag about your bravery of trouncing through the lagoon to explore the hidden world beyond. If you want a different experience and want to enjoy the ecosystem of ocean life, be sure to check out Tigertail.
Hideaway Beach is a private beach for those with luxury real estate along its shores. The beach stretches across Marco Island’s Northwestern shore. The clubhouse is located at 250 S. Beach Drive.
These white shores are well taken care of by the residents and members of the Hideaway Beach Club. But membership also includes boardwalks stretching around the huge five-hundred acres. Inside the clubhouse are a classy bar and a tasty restaurant that likes to keep its menu fresh and new. Hideaway Beach club also includes a large sports center complex for its members. Living here comes with a strong community and beautiful views of paradise. Tour a Hideaway Beach condo or our of the incredible Hideaway homes for sale today.
Public Beach Access Points
Tigertail and South Beach are the two public beaches. The two beach accesses will always be open to the public. But in addition, there are some other public beach access points.
One is located at310, 290 S Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145. This is just North of the Marriott and also is a short distance to Residents’ Beach.
Another is located further South, just North of South Beach. 414-600 S Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 is located where S Collier and Winterberry meet, by Marriott’s Crystal Shores.
For Tigertail, there is a parking lot right at the beach access point at 430 Hernando Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145. It costs $8. Beware, it is a pretty good walk from the parking lot the beach here.
Residents’ Beach membership includes parking. Membership is somewhere around $150 a year and includes a secured parking lot. The parking is located at 130 S Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145.
If you are going to the beach access at Crystal Shores, check out the Turtle parking lot. It is located across the street and is $9 a day.
For South Beach, there is a public parking lot across the street for $8 a day. It is a short walk from the parking lot to the beach access point.
Want to visit Tigertail and South Beach on the same day? You do not have to purchase a second parking ticket. Your ticket is good for the entire day for the public parking lots at the access point.
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