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“Beautiful Beach! ”
Review of South Marco Beach

Ranked #12 of 71 things to do in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: One of the two top public access points to Marco Beach. It has great shelling.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The beach is beautiful and to summarize if you are debating between other beaches similar to clear water.
Marco Island has beautiful white sand, many shells, Little waves, beautiful sunsets, relaxing surroundings, nice place to snorkel. You might even get lucky to see Wild Dolphins. Marco Island is lacking public parking, places to eat, and activities for kids(beach front).This place is very similar to siesta keys where it’s surrounded with condos. This place is perfect to relax. We ended up driving to Miami for more night life with the drive being only about two hours.

1  Thank rosiejcortez
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

South beach has changing facilities, snack bar, and pay parking. Beach is sand and shells at the water. Many varieties of whole shells can be found along with sand dollars and star fish up and down the beach.

Thank Philip H
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

First time in Marco Island and probably our last. South Marco Beach has no public facilities and that is not much fun. Every condo is “gated” so if you aren’t staying there, good luck. If you are renting, you need to go back to your room. Parking is possible, and the areas are within walking distance to the beach. There is only one place to rent chairs and umbrellas and they were great, so we would highly recommend them. You can’t blame South Marco Beach for the red tide. You need to look up the warnings before going to any beach on the Gulf. South Marco Beach does have some positives. It was clean, shelling was really good, sunsets are fantastic, yoga was available at a nominal charge, and dolphin watching did not disappoint. Florida needs to put a little money in public restrooms. Siesta Key figured this out!

1  Thank GnC4850
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

This beach is amazing! The sand is white and fine, and it doesn't get very hot. There's a lot to do on the beach like parasailing, jet skiing and looking for shells. It is a great place!

1  Thank obohn73
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

The beach is beautiful and close in proximity to restaurants and beach rental equipment. Great place to visit whether your there to swim sunbath or walk the sea shore picking up some unique shells. It’s a shame that Marco didn’t save more land from developers to have more adequate public parking for elderly and the disabled. Unfortunately you have to be a owner to park in there town lot. They could use some maintenance on the beach access. Broken water lines are preventing the outside shower rinse station from functioning.

1  Thank Steve P
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