Let’s Go to the Beach!
You can spend every day on the beach when you own beachfront real estate, Naples Fl or Marco Island waterfront real estate…
Did you know that if you were to walk one mile of Florida beach every day, it would take you longer than two-and-a-half years to get around the whole state? There are hundreds of beaches around the state of Florida, but none so fantastic as the beaches of Southwest Florida’s Paradise Coast.
You'll find miles of beachfront around Naples Fl homes for sale, Marco Island waterfront real estate and Marco Island luxury real estate. Sink your toes into the sugar-fine, white sand beaches, from Naples’ Bonita Beach to Caxambas Park along the southern edge of Marco Island. The azure waters will call to you as you bask under the warmth of a bright tropical sun.
Every Beach is Turtle Beach
As you stroll the beaches of Southwest Florida, be on the lookout for loggerhead sea turtles. The Florida beach has long been an important nesting spot for this amazing creature. Female turtles crawl onto the beach from warm Gulf waters during the nesting season from about May 31 to August 31. The turtle deposits approximately 100 ping-pong sized eggs into a single sandy nest. After about 60 days, hatchlings emerge as a group and head for the Gulf, instinctively attracted by the light reflecting off the water. If you should come across a nest of loggerhead sea turtles, stand quietly back and turn off any lights so you don’t confuse them.
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Following are some of Southern Florida's most amazing beaches listed geographically, from Naples' Bonita Beach in the north to Caxambas Park at the southern edge of Marco Island. If you’re interested in beachfront real estate Naples Fl and Marco Island residential real estate, ask your Marco Island REALTOR®, Lisa Gandy, about available properties today!
You'll enjoy this quiet spot, which features ten beach access points located along three miles of Hickory Boulevard in Naples. Small condominiums and other beachfront real estate Naples Fl line this peaceful stretch of shoreline. A four-acre public beachfront park features a boardwalk too.
Marco Island Beaches
Barefoot Beach Preserve
You’ll enjoy one and a half miles of calm, natural beach in this 342-acre park. This is a perfect place for watching wildlife. Keep an eye out for offshore manatees, turtles, ospreys and bald eagles.
Delnor-Wiggins State Park
You’ll love the peaceful 300-foot beach tucked into this tranquil park. A hard bottom reef runs along the beach, which is perfect for scuba diving or snorkeling. This narrow barrier island is separated from the mainland by mangrove swamps and tidal creeks and is flush with wildlife. You’ll see sea oats, sea grapes and cabbage palms in your hike around the nature trail. This isn’t just a swimming beach. There is something for everyone here, whether you like birding, boating, fishing, hiking or kayaking.
Delight in the spectacular flashes of green at sunset on Vanderbilt Beach, where bird watching and shelling are favorite daytime activities. This five-acre park features a natural tropical coastal hammock where you can see native vegetation and wildlife.
Clam Pass Beach Park
A three-quarter mile boardwalk will guide you along 3,200 feet of beachfront or through this park’s coastal mangrove preserve. Enjoy free tram rides from the parking area, or launch your canoe from the beach. Dotted with dunes and mangroves, this is a popular local gathering place.
Lowdermilk Beach Park
You’ll love this park with 1,000 feet of pristine beachfront. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the pavilion, play volleyball or laugh at the antics of ducks in a pond as you wait for a spectacular evening sunset. The beach is close to shops and restaurants, so after enjoying some sun, you may take in some shopping too!
Naples Municipal Beach and Fishing Pier
Sparkling waters and snow-white sands are prime features of this standout community beach just south of downtown Naples. Swim, sun and fun are the name of the game here! The city’s longest no-fee pier stretches deep into the Gulf, and is a favorite spot for local fishermen. A concession stand and bait shop are on the pier too. Stay late: sunsets off the pier are remarkable.
Tiger Tail - One of Marco Island's Favorite Beaches
Tigertail Public BeachYou'll love Tigertail Beach! Located at the northern end of Marco Island’s famous crescent beach, it is one of the most popular 31 acres of beach, park and shoreline found on the island. You'll find just about everything here: tidal pools brimming with living creatures, mangrove trees and a butterfly garden, concessions, beach amenities, a bathhouse, kayak and paddleboat rentals, and five boardwalks that stretch from the parking area all the way to the beach. Some of the most spectacular sunsets found anywhere on the island may be seen from Tigertail Beach too. Ask your Marco Island REALTOR®, Lisa Gandy today about Marco Island Real Estate and Marco Island Condos near Tigertail Beach!
Stark Natural Beauty
In 2004, Gulfshore Life Magazine voted Tigertail Beach “The Best Beach” for its stark natural beauty. As you survey the natural wonders found along Tigertail Beach's 2,500 feet of shoreline, you'll agree that Tigertail Beach is special! You'll wonder over the sparkling blue-green water, white sand and abundant wildlife. As the beach is less developed than other parts of Marco Island, you'll enjoy the freedom to roam along a natural stretch of sand too.
Marco Island Public Beach
Boardwalks, Sea Oats and Dunes
Five boardwalks lead from the mangrove-lined parking area to the white, sandy beach. You will appreciate the convenience these boardwalks offer as they facilitate traffic to the beach, but the boardwalks of Tigertail Beach also help prevent dune erosion and habitat interference. Dunes form as sand is blown inland from the water. Sea oats sprout in the dry, salty, constantly moving sand, and roots stretch deep into the sand in search of water. Sea oat roots help keep the sand in place, protecting the dune from erosion. As the oats catch windblown sand, the dunes grow larger.
Sand Dollar Island
Dip into the warm tropical waters that lap at Tigertail Beach's shoreline for a short swim beyond a tidal lagoon to Sand Dollar Island. Considered one of the 10 most important shorebird wintering sites in the Eastern United States, it is a nesting and feeding area for at least 39 bird species, including 13 on the state or federal list of endangered species, threatened species or species deserving of consideration for protection. Here you’ll find Florida’s threatened piping plovers and beach-nesting least terns, the bald eagle, osprey, peregrine falcon, brown pelican and American oystercatcher. Herons, egrets, ibis and many kinds of terns, sandpipers, plovers and gulls nest at the tidal bay between Tigertail Beach and Sand Dollar Island too.
Tigertail Beach is a shelling paradise! At a low tide following heavy waves, you'll find conches, welks, pectins, jingles, tulips and much, much more. Watch out for jewel boxes, and an occasional rare junonia. And don't forget to pick up a sand dollar or two as you stroll along the pristine shoreline of one of nature’s most spectacular wonders. Whether you want to focus on Naples Fl homes for sale and just visit, or you’re interested in nearby Marco Island real estate, make Tigertail Beach your personal paradise! Find out how by calling your Marco Island REALTOR®, Lisa Gandy today!
8:00 am until sunset everyday
Parking costs $3.00
The main entrance is at the intersection of Spinnaker Drive and Hernando Drive on Marco Island.
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More Great Marco Island Beaches
Resident’s Beach - Main/South
You’ll delight in Resident’s Beach, whether you visit Resident’s Beach "Main" or Resident’s Beach "South." Open every day, with plenty of amenities, including vending machines, picnic areas, Chickee huts, tables, benches, and showers and restrooms at the Main location. Be prepared to show proof of residency, though, as this is required. Entrance to the beach is located at the intersection of Collier Blvd. and San Marco Road on Marco Island.
South Marco Beach
This secluded, peaceful one-acre beach is lined with Sabal palms and is a great place for swimming! Its clean, clear azure waters are almost always calm. You will enjoy its quiet, solitary atmosphere. Be sure to pack drinks and snacks, though, because there are no amenities. Located at South Collier Boulevard at the southern edge of Marco Island.
While there isn’t a formal beach at this park sandwiched between two condo complexes, there is a play and picnic area with a boat ramp, bait, fuel, and docking area. Caxambas Park is on South Collier Boulevard at the south end of Marco Island. The hours will fly by as you idle on a bench in peaceful contentment watching the pelicans fish.
Something for Everyone
Some of the world’s most luxurious beaches are found in Southwest Florida. There are beaches where locals gather, solitary beaches for quiet reflection, piers for fishing, gentle surf just right for wading, benches for sitting while basking in a spectacular Southwest Florida sunset, tropical style "Chickee" huts, boating beaches, shelling beaches and so much more. With so many strikingly beautiful coastlines laced with palm trees on the shores of the deep blue Gulf of Mexico, there is something here for every beach enthusiast.
South Marco Island Public Beach
Looking for beachfront real estate? Naples Fl and Marco Island waterfront real estate can be found, if you know where to look. Contact Lisa Gandy, your Marco Island REALTOR® today.