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Lovely, long beach!

Although it's a bit of a walk, this lovely beach begs your company. Coming from the beachside... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marco Island, Florida
Disgusting more lagoon or marsh than beach

This beach was easy to find using the signs on the main roadway. However, when we arrived it was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Miramar, Florida
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Marco Island, FL 34145

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it's a bit of a walk, this lovely beach begs your company. Coming from the beachside condos, it's a straight trek through the sand to the water's edge. If you're coming from the Tigertail surrounding neighborhoods, you walk/bike or drive into a small parking...More

Thank thegwendolyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach was easy to find using the signs on the main roadway. However, when we arrived it was more of a marsh than a beach. It also smelled like one (rotten eggs). They have a lookout tower and nature trail as well as canoe...More

1  Thank K6987ESlindar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place as there are FEW people around, that might make fun of you in a bathing suit. The sand on Marco is nicer than Naples, but Naples is THE place to stay, as Marco is a bit boring.

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go here to get away from all the crowds!! great if you have your own chairs just drive down there and lay out!!

Thank stomptheyard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's certainly a trek to the actual beach area but what a lovely beach, leave them alone and you can watch the pelicans fishing the birds hunting the waters edge and I counted at least 4 turtle nests ( but please enjoy the fact you've...More

Thank caggy0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On Tigertail Beach, there awaits a smorgasbord of experiences. It's a Collier County Park so you pay for the privilege of visiting. If you go during off season, July and August, you might be fortunate enough to get a parking space up close and under...More

Thank Alicia K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful shell laden wild beach great for a walk, a run, watching the birds or traditional beach activities. Parking is $8 a day and you can use the ticket down at south beach too. It's then a bit of a walk to...More

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is by far my favorite beach in Florida. It's almost never crowded and consists of a lush mangrove forest and a beautiful beach. Past a first little boardwalk is a large lagoon that you can either walk around or ford across. It's a long...More

Thank Micah L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beach was beautiful but the walk there was ridiculous. Through a smelly bug infested swamp.dont waste your time. Go to south beach instead

Thank Angel824
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

First time to Marco Island so came to Tigertail Beach to check it out. You have to pay to park at the public access. If you park at the first lot you either have to wade through the lagoon or walk around it. If you...More

Thank Lee S
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5 March 2017|
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Response from Hollyxxoo | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see any either.
Tina C
26 February 2017|
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Response from d2016h | Reviewed this property |
The beach is decent and there is a snack bar and restrooms nearby so your mom might enjoy that. When we were there (2/18/17) the water was mucky in the lagoon and once you stepped in it was more mud than sand. So if your... More
Will be staying on Marco Island in March 21-20. A few questions about Tiger tail beach parking and lagoon crossing. Are you able to park before 8 am? We will have but would like to have a few all day beach excursion would like to drive in order bring our beach gear( chair, cooler ect..) The "crossing". I am not a big fan of walking in water above my waist. So I do have a reservation in crossing the lagoon. ( I have watched videos) But at the same time I would like to experience crossing the lagoon in order to get the full unique experience of our visit. So I have a few questions. Are their any dangers in crossing the lagoon. Is there any risk in crossing at dawn I have seen people say this water is murky with lots of fish therefore I do not know if there would be potential of sharks feeding,. I am not sure of the if the lagoon is open to the gulf. Also I am not not well versed in alligators or crocodiles so is this an area that this can be a concern? I realize that these may be silly questions but non the less I am asking lol...... I could not find any answers to these questions so perhaps these are no issues in the lagoon. How deep in the deepest part of the crossing my wife is 5' 4" so I would like to have an idea to give her a reference. What is the depth difference between low tide and high tide. As it appears low tide in in the early morning and high tide is about 2 pm. therefore I am guessing on the way back the water level will be higher. Any feedback would be appreciated. I realize you can walk around however I would like to overcome my reservation (fear) and cross the lagoon.
25 February 2017|
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Response from Polar_blanco | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I'm sorry, I don't get email notifications of questions! The person who answered 21 days ago is correct, there are no known hazards except the tide changes. There were small children and adults playing in the water... More