Resident beach and Tigertail area of the Crescent beachCrescent beach is a 6 miles long public beach that lines the entire west coast of Marco Island and has 4 public access points which are Tigertail Beach, north property line of the Marriott Hotel and Spa, along south property line of the Marriott Crystal Shores and South Beach which is just south of the Apollo condo.  Only Tigertail and South Beach have public parking available. This link leads to a Google Map showing the access points  http://tinyurl.com/MarcoBeach

Since Crescent Beach is so long different areas of the beach have been given various names.   Starting at the North end and going South is Hideaway Beach, Tigertail Beach, Residents' Beach, and South Beach.  ( Residents' Beach access point is restricted to those with a permit but you can walk to  the Resident's Beach shore line from Tigertail beach or from all points form the south) Likewise,  Hideaway beach is North of Tigertail park and is only accessible by the public by walking the waterline North.   It has no facilities and is lined along the backside by a gated community also named Hideaway Beach. 

Crescent Beach has dolphins, manatees, shore birds and great sunsets!

Restaurants and bars are available from some of the hotels and condos that line the back of the beach.  The Marriott, the Marriott Crystal Shores, and the Apollo have very nice restaurants and bars.   

 Water sporting equipment, waverunners, small sail boats, and the like are available at Tigertail,  the Marriott, and the Hilton.   

Marco Island is the largest island in  the chain of 10,000 Islands, the gateway to the Everglades, and the southernmost beach accessible by car  in SW Florida on the Gulf of Mexico.   When using any of the mapping services such as Google to look up an address on Marco island you can always use the zipcode (it's a United States postal code) as a shortcut in place of entering Marco Island, FL.  The zipcode is 34145.