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“Beauty sand of white sugar”
Review of South Marco Beach

South Marco Beach
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Marco Island Dolphin-Watching and Shelling Tour
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Cape Romano Shelling and Sightseeing Boat Tour from Marco Island
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Half Day Backwater Fishing charter near Marco Island
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Owner description: One of the two top public access points to Marco Beach. It has great shelling.
Reviewed 30 May 2014

shells white sugar sand and lots of beauty and great sunsets
clean clean Thanks Marco Island for wonderful beach

1  Thank Terri R
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We stay the week of Memorial Day every year on South Beach on Marco Island. We stay a bit away from the public access so the beach is not as crowded as it is near the public access. The weekend is naturally busier and then becomes fairly quiet for the week which we like. We have seen only three turtle nests this year which is sad. Before the gulf oil spill in 2011 we always saw in excess of 10. Sitting down on the beach we got terribly bit up by noseeums but they don't seem to bother us if we're walking the beach.

1  Thank pinked_10_11
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

The downside of this location is the limited parking. However, if you don't mind paying a small amount, you can park across the street from a beach access walk, which is very pleasant. I would stay away on weekends and holidays, when it is VERY crowded.

Thank Sh5345
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Love south Marco beach. Walked the beach from here every morning this week. It is a pain to park, pay and walk to the beach, but once you are there it's wonderful! Lots of unique and interesting shells can be found by walking along the tide line. Saw dolphins on a couple of mornings. Not very crowded this time of year. Parking not a problem either. I do wish there were easier ways to access the beach at Marco. That would make it a much more perfect vacation!

Thank beachtyme64
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Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile


First trip to Marco... A beautiful place to be but if you are a family looking for a beach vacation this is not the place to be unless you are staying in the very expensive high rise buildings on the beach. There are no beach front houses to rent....plenty of beautiful canal front homes with your own pool/ dock are available at very reasonable rates. That being said getting to the beach is a chore. There are only two public beaches and parking is at a premium. You must pay the City $8 or a private lot $10. Then you must haul all your gear quite a way just to get to the beach! Tiger tail then throws in the added obstacle-a lagoon you must wade through (up to my butt) to finally arrive at the shore! I'm not kidding! How do families with small children do this?

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