Hence, the island is gifted with great sandy beaches and an abundance of shells.
Yes, “you have to pay $6 to get there” via a causeway.
But once you reach this upscale Gulf Coast barrier island, you’ll find the country’s “No. 1 shelling area,” no stoplights, and strict building codes that limit new structures to two stories in height.
Sanibel Island Beaches and Captiva Island Beaches are world-renowned for shelling, relaxation, exotic wildlife and beautiful beaches.
Sanibel Island Beaches are some of the most unique barrier islands of the world, having an east-west orientation when most islands are north-south.
Absolutely beautiful beach!
It's not just visiting the beach that's fun, yet checking out all the beautiful trees, flowers, million-dollar properties and people that made this such a fun day! I definitely plan on going back!
Amazing! A must see!!! Love going to the beach to watch the sun disappear into the sea. One of the most beautiful sights ever!!!
Located between the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound.
The beach is wide with white sand, the resort keeps the beach super clean . They offer all the water activities. They have some wildlife, lots of birds.
Experience 32 acres of one of the world’s most important habitats for wintering and nesting shorebirds.
Listed in the Great Florida Birding Trail Guide as one of the best all-around birding locations in southwest Florida.
Explore the tidal lagoon that separates the Tigertail Beach Park from the state managed Big Marco Pass Critical Wildlife Area popularly known as the Sand Dollar Spit.
Enjoy the Gulf of Mexico from the Sand Dollar Spit.
If you visit this site, be aware of seasonal postings designed to protect the nesting colonies and remember to practice good birding etiquette.
We walked from our hotel. It took us 3 hrs round trip from the Marco island beach resort. We wore sneakers and my husband had shell pieces stuck to the bottom of his shoe so you definitely need sneakers or sandals. Bring plenty of water.
We drove down to Marco Island to check out the beaches. We found parking at Tigertail which we found it hard to find parking at South Marco Beach. Our teen children thought crossing the lagoon was pretty neat! If you are hoping to do some
This is an AWESOME quiet and more private beach with fantastic shelling and wildlife (dolphins, crabs, star fish, sand dollars, etc)
Great for a picnic, but you do have to walk through and wade through the water to get to the island beach. Worth It,.
Take a bag to collect the numerous shells
One of the best beaches in south west Florida, and a treasure trove for collecting shells.
Very attractive with Pelicans and Dolphins to watch, and the warm waters to swim in, it provides everything for the perfect beach, except catering facilities, so take your own...More
South Marco Beach Access is a 67 parking space lot with rest room access.
The parking lot is located on Swallow Avenue and is a short walk across South Collier Boulevard to a one-acre beach access.
The walk is lined with sabal palm and is surrounded by plush hotels on Marco Island. Discover this get away!
We were staying right across the street from the public access walkway.
Was a short walk and we were right by Sunset Grille which is really the only place you can get food/drinks, so we brought our own each day. The Gulf was gorgeous
This is a very nice beach, but plan to bring your own umbrella, chair and other accessories to enjoy the experience.
Shoes are recommended, because there are quite a few shells mixed with the sand. There is room for a nice long beach walk
We've come back for 17 years
This beach is stunning - one of the most beautiful in the U.S., if not the world.
We've returned repeatedly because of the views.
We rented a condo on South Beach and had direct beach access. Can't comment on using it through public access points, but loved this broad white sand beach. Great for walking, sunbathing, dolphin watching.
WOW! What an Island! After renting a boat we decided to spend our day here and we could not have had more fun!
This spot has everything to offer from Flat Soft White Sand, Oodles and Oodles of Seashells, Starfish Sightings, Pup Friendly, and FOOD BOATS!!
Yes you heard correct; a handful of Food Boats anchor up at this Island for your enjoyment!
Paradise Keewaydin Island
Why We Love It: Hidden in plain view, this tropical retreat straddles the Gulf Coast between Naples and Marco Islands.
No bridges connect it to the mainland, so you’ll need to make like a local and go by boat.
On the Island you have the River Side aka where all the boats anchor up and then on the other side is the beach.
There are trails that go from one side to the next; Be Very Careful of the small Thorny Stickers! They like bare feet and will cling onto you
Best boating beach in Naples/Marco Island.
Bring your beach chair and relax. There is plenty to see with the beach walkers and the boaters looking for a place to park, If you're hungry...stop at one of the food boats or the desert boat. Your boat will be safe on the channel..
Perfect day trip
Keewaydin was my favorite part of our Marco trip. I loved that we could easily go back and forth between the two sides of the island, both of which have completely different feels. We came by Hemingway Shuttle (see review- Shuttle was just as great
Fantastic boating day or overnight anchorage!
We love to boat over to Keewaydin Island from Marco Island. The shelling is fabulous with 7 miles of beach to walk while enjoying the birds, too.
The Food Boats!!! This is the first time I have ever experienced a Food Boat and by how much I love Food Trucks I was over the top excited to see these!
They sell anything and everything from Ice Cream, Brats, Burgers, Grouper Sandwich, Chicago Dogs, French Fries, Nachos, Grilled Cheese, Bloody Mary's, Long Island Iced Tea, Rum Runners, Beer, and Much Much More!
The drinks are strong and the prices are great! Much better than Food Truck prices in SoFL! Most all of them accept cards!
Beaching At Its Best
The Gulf's interior access at Hurricane Pass provides a long, pristine and fine sandy shore that consistently attracts numerous boating visitors arriving from Naples to Marco Island. You're sure to meet many interesting and friendly people who jump up to help with beaching or launching
Nice beach with walkable town
This beach offered a lot of things to do in addition to the beach, the town is easily accessible from the beach, with shops and numerous restaurants. Many of the restaurants have live music. Sunset was incredible
Pelicans, shark fishers, sunset and great atmosphere!
Pelicans diving for fish, shark fishers on the pier, sunset and great atmosphere! Nice shops around but still village-like-cosy!
How can I describe Fort Myers Beach? One word: AWESOME!
The island is beautiful year round, the people are very friendly, the beaches gorgeous (7-miles), and to top it off….it doesn’t take a lot of money to vacation here.map
The beach on Ft Myers is so nice. Sand is white and soft. Had fun sea shell hunting...there are always a good variety even found a starfish. The water was warm but refreshing. North end is much busier but lots of shops and restaurants.
Fort Myers Beach proper stretches 7-miles, but for me it begins at Junkanoo Bar & Restaurant some 3-4 miles south of Beach Headquarters "The Lana Kai Island Resort and ends a stones throw north of the Lana Kai at Fort Myers Beach Boardwalk.
Live it here
My husband and I have been coming to Ft myers beach for the last 3 years. So relaxing and lots of things to do and places to eat. We try to come here 3 times a year. That's how much we like it here