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A Day at Tigertail Beach

Posted by Sue Boyle on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 10:29am.

If you spend any amount of time on Marco Island, you most likely have visited Tigertail Beach.  Free to locals and only $8/car to visitors, it's located on the northwest side of the island and the perfect place for bird and other animal watching.  In fact, it's actually listed as a birding site by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.  You may see Osprey, Bald Eagles, Roseate Spoonbills, Pelicans and more.  People have also been known to spot Stingrays and Horseshoe Crabs.  It has a great rustic feel with a small inlet that leads out to the Gulf.  After a short trip across the tidal lagoon, you'll reach Sand Dollar Island, a barrier island in the making. 

Tigertail Beach also has a snack bar at the entrance that serves breakfast and lunch and everything from sandwiches to snacks.  If you'd like to kayak or paddle boat or simply lay out on a beach chair, you can rent any of these items on the beach as well.  In addition to all of this, there is also a playground, butterfly garden, sand volleyball court, 5 boardwalks, restroom and shower facilities.  For a relaxing day at the beach, you can't go wrong with Tigertail Beach.

Tigertail Beach real estate is known for homes with direct access to the Gulf and also homes that have indirect access.  Indirect access simply means that there are bridges to go under to reach the Gulf so the maximum height for a boat would be 10'.  If you'd like more information on homes for sale near Tigertail Beach, contact us anytime!

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Posted on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 at 2:21pm.

Angie wrote: How does Tigertail Beach fit in on the map with "south end"? Is it part of it? I'm having a tough time figuring it all out (I'm in D.C.) from maps because although I've heard of south end, it doesn't have any really defined borders. Can you help? Thanks!

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