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Not For The Weak-- But You'll Be Rewarded

This is by far my favorite beach in Florida. It's almost never crowded and consists of a lush... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
micahthemariner
Wat too far of a walk

The beach was beautiful but the walk there was ridiculous. Through a smelly bug infested swamp.dont... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Angel824
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Schenectady, New York
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“long walk” (136 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (140 reviews)
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Marco Island, FL 34145

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Reviewed 4 days 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 micahthemariner
Reviewed 4 days 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful! Definitely make the trek/wade across the water to the other side of the beach!!! It's worth it!

1  Thank Lesley I
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the family to Tigertail beach for the day. It was a really long walk to get there but it was beautiful. Make sure to bring your own supplies. And an umbrella would be a good idea.

Thank alohatravelgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tiger tail beach is very scenic and a little less populated than Marco Islands other public beach. There is a lagoon in front of the beach so it's around a 15 minute walk to get to the beach. Anyone with mobility issues or very young...More

Thank erbnyc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once Upon a Time Tiger Tail was a wonderful Beach. However that time has long since passed. 30 years ago you could park in the parking lot walk down the boardwalk and be on the beach which itself fronted directly on the Gulf of Mexico....More

1  Thank nbend1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start with the pictures I posted do not do it justice. Normally the water is clear and blue but the pictures were taken when their was a tropical storm. To get to the beach you do have to walk across a lagoon or...More

Thank Neal R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We parked our van and there was not charge to park that day. We have all of our gear and our cooler and thought that we had a short walk to the beach. When we got off of the boardwalk, it wasn't what we quite...More

Thank Cherokee6Pilot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You MUST go to the pristine beach if you want to enjoy though it's a pain in the rear to have to walk that far through water o get there. There are no bathrooms or water access so make sure you take care of everything...More

Thank gtreding
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tonytiger33173
4 March 2017|
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Response from Hollyxxoo | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see any either.
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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
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guinnessfc
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
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