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GREAT beach!

Visited this beach while in Marco Island. Beach is very clean and enjoyable. Found large amounts... read more

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Great shelling

Love shelling at Tigertail beach. I wish the nasty lagoon was gone but it is what it is. The staff... read more

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Marco Island, FL 34145

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited this beach while in Marco Island. Beach is very clean and enjoyable. Found large amounts of great shells along with sand dollars. Saw several jelly fish along the beach. Great beach to see and visit.

Thank gonzo035
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love shelling at Tigertail beach. I wish the nasty lagoon was gone but it is what it is. The staff is so nice and they have food and rentals. The beach at Marco Island is the best and I recommend it to everyone!

Thank Kapanda
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you've never been to Marco Island, you should go. Tigertail Beach is beautiful and wonderfer for shelling.

Thank Pam T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful day on a beautiful shore. We arrived late and hurried to the beach hut where the very friendly and helpful Tony quickly set us up with a double kayak to hoard our stuff accross the lagoon. The birdlife is incredivle and the...More

Thank LadyCottington01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When in Marco Island a trip to tiger tail beach is a must do. Nice white sandy beach and plenty of parking...

Thank redman852
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tigertail Beach is at the North end of Marco Island. It is a beautiful beach separated by a large tide pool with many trees and wildlife. In order to get to the Gulf, you have to walk around the tide pool from the parking lot...More

Thank ChicagoGal13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a nice place to learn to paddle board Water shallow and protected from the gulf by a sand spit. It is not good for shelling though since it is projected. You can see lots of different shorebirds. It is sanctioned by the Audubon...More

Thank Sharon E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic time at Tigertail Beach yesterday and will definitely go again next year. Do not mistake the Lagoon for the beach! You must cross the Lagoon in waist high water (which was very warm), walk around or rent a kayak from Tigertail Beach...More

Thank Kati D
Reviewed 6 September 2017

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 3 September 2017 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

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4 March 2017|
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Response from Hollyxxoo | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see any either.
Tina C
25 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.
24 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