Information on Marco Island, Florida

Information on Marco Island, Florida
The largest of Florida's Ten Thousand Islands, Marco Island is located on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida and is 4 miles wide by 6 miles long. The beaches and tropical landscape of Marco Island and the surrounding water provide visitors the opportunity to engage in such activities as hiking, snorkeling and windsurfing.

Tigertail Beach

Located on the northern part of Marco Island, Tigertail Beach is a prime location for windsurfing due to its sandbar and shallow lagoon.

Collier Seminole State Park

At Collier Seminole State Park, a few miles from Marco Island, visitors can camp, hike and canoe.

Marco River Marina

Marco Island's Marco River Marina is a busy port where visitors rent boats to participate in water sports and captains charter boats.

Briggs Nature Center

Part of The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Marco Island's Briggs Nature Center offers tours to explore the back bay, while visitors can also rent kayaks and canoes and do their own exploring.

Busiest Time

The population of Marco Island expands from about 14,000 year-round residents to over 30,000 during the months of January through March.

Water Temperatures

The Gulf of Mexico's temperatures range from the 60s in the winter to the 80s in the summer.

Article Written By Kirby Brooks

Kirby Brooks is a San Diego based writer whose articles have appeared in San Diego Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine and Riviera Orange County. Brooks is a recent honors graduate of the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of the Arts in English.

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