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Marco Island Beaches

Marco has great beaches. But most of them are regularly raked and tilled by tractors and beach equipment. This is done to keep the seaweed from piling up (some people don't like seaweed) and to keep the sand and shell from forming a hard crust. Marco's beaches are renourished, which means that sand and shell is pumped in from offshore to make the beach wider. This kind of beach will get too hard-packed if not properly maintained. The raking also helps keep the insect (no-see-um) populations down.

The attraction to Tigertail Beach is Sand Dollar Island, which is a somewhat remote beach that is excellent for long walks and for shelling. It is quite a hike to get to it from the parking area though. The other good option at Tigertail is to swim in the lagoon, which some people do. You can also walk straight across the lagoon to take somewhat of a short-cut to Sand Dollar Island. Tigertail Park has excellent shelling.

Tigertail is a full-service beach with a small restaurant, restrooms and beach equipment rentals.

Much of the development on Marco is relatively recent, so everything is new. There are no "bad neighborhoods" on Marco. The landscaping is beautiful, with coconut palms and tropical foliage and flowers everywhere. The beaches are beautiful.

Nova Homes of South Florida is building custom homes on Marco Island, Naples, and Golden Gate Estates, Florida.

Enjoy the many amenities Southwest Florida has to offer from pristine white sand beaches to world-class fishing and golf from your new custom home. Homes are priced from the $180s to over $1 Million. For more information call 239.307.6116 or visit

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