Beach Life

Caxambas Park

Beautiful park with a water access point for boaters. Facilities: Play area, picnic area, concessions, two lane boat ramp, bait, fuel, docking. 909 Collier Ct.

Mackle Community Park

A center of community activity, Mackle Park Marco Island is a home to a fun spray park and kids cove with climbing wall. 1361 Andalusia Terrace.

Tigertail Beach

Tigertail Beach is a 360 acre park & beach that ranks as the region’s best for viewing wildlife. A bird sanctuary home to Herons, Egrets and Ibis . Showers, Restrooms, Rental Stand, Umbrellas, Chairs.  400 Hernando Dr.

South Beach Marco

A local favorite, Marco Island’s South Beach is home to a public parking lot with 35 spaces for visitors and 35 for residents. Close to dining, entertainment and water sports rentals. Daily Parking is $8.00. Hours are 8 a.m. to sundown. 400 Hernando Dr.

Marco History

Before Marco Island was developed, the island was in two separate land masses. There was the southernmost third of Marco, plus 50 acres of shell that had been raised by the Calusa Indians who came to the Island at an unknown time and disappeared with the arrival of the Spanish Explorers. This northern tip was “Key Marco” or “Old Marco,” which is where you’ll find the Boat House!

 

History Tour Museum

Marco Island’s official historical museum explores South West Florida’s Calusa Indians and brings the vanished civilization to life with informative displays and an exciting recreated village. Temporary and traveling exhibits trace the settlement of this subtropical island paradise from its early pioneer roots as a fishing village, pineapple plantation and clam cannery, through its explosive growth and development in the 1960s by the Miami-based Deltona Corporation. Free admission. 180 S. Heathwood Dr.

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