Marco Island is the largest of Florida's 10,000 Islands region, an area that boasts over 60 miles of beautiful white sand beaches, comfortable to walk on, easy to fall asleep on, and plenty big to play on all day long. Marco Island vacation rentals are the ideal way to explore this captivating and enchanting area near the southernmost tip of Florida.
Marco Island itself has six miles of sweeping beach that disappears into clear blue water. As part of the 10,000 Islands, you'll find a nearly endless maze of inland waterways. Boaters will enjoy over 100 miles of waterways, and nature lovers will revel in the abundance of beauty. Nature is everywhere, with mangroves, sawgrass and more than 200 species of birds. It is, without a doubt, a birdwatcher's paradise. Marco Island is a year-round destination for both family vacations and eco-tourism, though the winter months are busiest. The waterways surrounding Marco and adjacent islands are teeming with wildlife. You'll find plenty of outfitters ready to take you on an excursion, at virtually any time of the day. Try guided boat or waverunner trips through backwaters, head out for dolphin watching on jet skis, catamarans or a traditional boat, or take a bird-watching eco cruise.
Fort Myers and Naples may be nearby, but you'll feel like you're a world away on Marco Island. Tigertail Beach Park is a popular public beach, featuring five boardwalks, plenty of picnic areas, playgrounds, bathhouse and concessions stands. Or, check out South Marco Beach. It's pristine and offers free parking and restrooms. There's also Lovers Key State Park, which has been listed as one of Florida's top beaches by a variety of media outlets. Lovers Key
sits on an undeveloped barrier island. Park Rangers offer guided tours where you can learn how to cast a net, bird watch and more. You'll find a wide beach with plenty of space, hiking and biking trails, canoeing, kayaking and fishing.