Neighborhoods Beaches & Marinas
With hidden beaches, hundreds of secluded islands, and some of the best fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, it's no wonder that Marco Island has many marinas to choose from. Rent a boat and explore, dock your personal vessel, or just have a drink and take in the maritime scenery.
Amidst the coastal atmosphere on Marco Island, The Esplanade Marina offers the famous Southwest Florida boating lifestyle in a first class facility. Staying true to its historic roots, the marina offers boating trips to secluded tropical islands. With access to plenty of shops and first class restaurants to watch the breathtaking sunsets, it has all the ingredients of a nautical paradise.
Walkers Hideaway Marina is a full service marine center with boat rental services and the Cedar Bay Yacht Club. Enjoy boating to one of the numerous tiny islands in the area while watching dolphins swim by and manatee graze right next to your boat. You can own a piece of paradise with membership at the Cedar Bay Yaught Club. With discounts in the reataurant, valet parking, complimentary boat washes and unlimited in/out service for your boat, you'll see why membership has it's priviledges.
The Marco Island Yacht Club was designed in the classic "old Florida" mold and is one of the first things you see as you cross the Jolley Bridge. The Marco Island Yacht Club is one of Marco Island's gateways to paradise. Members and guests are treated to some of the best views in Southwest Florida at the Clubhouse built right on the Marco River and yacht basin.
Nestled in the mangrove islands of Southwest Florida's coast, the tropical sun-washed beaches of Marco Island are a destination spot for residents and tourists alike. Described as magical, mystical and alluring, the white sands and blue waters stretch along the six mile coast of the largest of the 10,000 islands.
Tigertail Beach is a mile long white sand beach located on the loveliest part of the island. With plentiful parking and reasonable rates ($3.00/day) it is a fantastic spot for swimming, picnicing and water sports. Open from 8am to sunset, beach goers can enjoy such ammenities as concession stands, beach equipment rental, restrooms, picnic tables, payground and showers at the largest public beach on the island.
The Residents Beach is, as the name suggests, an exclusive beach for the local residents of Marco Island. Offering Chickee huts and tables, a variety of vending machines, showers, restrooms and a children's play area, the beach reflects the casual elegance of San Marco's island setting.
South Beach is the south section of the residents beach that is open to the public. Open from 8am to sunset, South Beach lets the tourists catch a glimpse of life as a resident of one of the most sought after communities in Southwest Florida.
A spot that is not officially designated as a beach but is frequently used by local islanders is the area adjacent to the Judge Jolley Bridge, the primary entrance to the island. Both sides of the bridge offer water access and the sandy stretch bordering the Marco Island Yacht Club is often used for wading, swimming and launching canoes or kayaks.