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One of the two top public access points to Marco Beach. It has great shelling.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“sunset grill” (20 reviews)
“public parking” (32 reviews)
“white sand” (48 reviews)
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South Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL
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1 - 10 of 748 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First trip to Marco island, wanted to get in some beach time! Went to South Marco beach, white sand and lots of shells!

1  Thank Jill P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to South Beach on Marco Island. Parking ($8) was available approximately 2 blocks away, and a lovely shaded, brick path led to the white sands of this lovely beach. This is one of the best shelling beaches in Florida and...More

1  Thank Connie L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful views especially at sunset. Local photographer chose this as a place to take family pics on the beach. Gorgeous walkway and gorgeous beach. The rocks are a really cool sight as well!

1  Thank katzzmcd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By and large very wide expanse without heavy crowds, except in certain locations, such as in front of the hotels (marriott and Hilton).

Thank PhillyBoy21
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Just a few steps away from JW Marriott.. Natural beauty.. white sand.. glorious sunsets.. millions of shells of all colors and shapes and sizes.. mesmerized by the vast expanse of magnificent nature.. feeling humbled..

Thank Vegetarian101
Reviewed 26 November 2017

At the very end of Marco beach - it's where the shelling is best and a good place for sunsets and surf fishing.

Thank LDNLongIsland_NY
Reviewed 17 November 2017

wife and I staying at Apollo condos, and very p!eased and surprised with the beach. white sand, and tons of shells to collect, little conchs and others. can wade rite into water and it gradually deepens. nothing yucky on the bottom which is awesome! can...More

2  Thank harley1450cc
Reviewed 13 November 2017

If you don't have a room on the beach then this is a good place to watch the sunset. It is also a good place to fish off of the rocks or watch the dolphins and manatees swim by in the morning

Thank steve k
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This beach is the easiest access beach...20 min from our RV resort on Tamiami trail.. convenient parking right across the street off Swallow rd...8,00$ for the day ...sand is awesome and water is warm - fabulous sunsets..beach is wide but can sit right by the...More

1  Thank mileagemaker
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is a nice wide white sandy beach. It is clean, wasn't very crowded in November, and is a nice place to watch the sunset.

Thank Don L
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Chantal D
20 July 2017|
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Response from Bernadette1352 | Reviewed this property |
Well, Marco is just fabulous. We have been going there since 1985. Every season is great. It depends if you like hotter or cooler weather. We love May to November since there are fewer people and you can get into any... More
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John S
26 April 2017|
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Response from CRA22 | Reviewed this property |
If you are using Public Access , probably back to car and nearest gas station. I doubt you can walk into a nearby hotel restroom.
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