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Friday, June 9, 2017

Tigertail Beach (Marco Island) Naples, Florida

Tigertail Beach was a place that I had been wanting to visit for several years. It was just too far out of the way from the route we were taking on each of our road trips to Florida. Well, this time I was determined to visit.

 My husband and I were staying on Sanibel Island for several days and I knew this would be the perfect opportunity, since it would be a easy day trip from there.

I can not explain how happy I am that we went. This is now at the top of my list of favorite beaches in Florida! The water color is amazing!!! The look of the water is unlike any other beach in Florida. Standing on the beach made me feel like I was on a Caribbean island somewhere... minus the palm trees. 🌴

Wading across a tidal lagoon is the quickest way to get to the beach. The crossing area is marked with a little sign. It does get above waist deep in areas.

Once you reach the other side of the lagoon, there is a short hike down a trail to reach the beach.

I was so glad to finally be reaching the beach! I'm sure the hike seems longer if you are carrying an armload of beach stuff and it's 95 degrees...

I was shocked at the amount of shells to choose from! They say that the north tip of the beach is the best shelling, but it was a little too hot to me for us to make it that far. I tried though! 😕

I love that the water is shallow for a good distance from the shore.

Up until my visit to Marco Island, The Keys were my favorite place to just sit and look at the beautiful water. Now, Naples is in that top spot with the Keys. I think my next Florida trip might just be a week or two on Marco Island.


Tigertail Beach is located on Marco Island in southern Naples. It is a hour (57 miles) drive from the Fort Myers/ Sanibel Island area and a 2 hour drive (110 miles) from Miami.


430 Hernando Dr
 Marco Island, FL 34145

Happy Travels!