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Helpful Links When Living on #MarcoIsland

Here is a list of the most commonly searched places on Marco Island.

Marco Island Civic Association

MICA is a where you can find beach permits for Resident’s Beach and Sarazen Park or inquire about an Architectural Review.

Click Here to VIsit MICA Website

City Offices of Marco Island 

This site keeps you up to date on all the latest happenings while Living, Visiting, and Doing Business on Marco Island.

Click Here for City of Marco Website

Marco Island Chamber of Commerce

A helpful networking resource for local business owners and community members to get recommendations on service providers.

Click Here to Visit the Chamber Website

Marco Island Utility Services

This is a link to the specific page on the City of Marco website that deals with utility services.

Click Here for Utility Services

Florida’s Paradise Coast

This site is a wealth of information for all the greatest things happening in Marco Island, Everglades, and Naples.

Visit Paradise Coast Website

Parks and Recreation

Stay up to date on community events, recreation leagues, and great ways to get out and get moving on the island.

Visit Parks and Rec Website

FAQ - Marco Island Real Estate

Frequently Asked Questions about Marco Island and Marco Island Real Estate

Where is Marco Island Florida?

Marco Island Florida is located on the southernmost tip of Southwest Florida, south of Naples. On Florida’s Gulf Coast, Marco Island is the largest inhabited island of the Ten Thousand Islands. A popular location during the winter time, there are only about 16,000 full time residents.

 

Marco Island is known for sugar sand beaches, beachfront and waterfront properties with stunning sunset views, and small town living. Just across the S.S. Jolley Bridge from Naples Florida, Marco Island is Florida Island living at it’s finest. Inland homes, often found on inland canals, make for a quick boat ride to the Gulf of Mexico. Condos, single family homes, townhomes, and villas are all available on this quaint little island.

Golf Courses, beautiful beaches, and watersports make #MarcoIsland a popular tourist location. But there’s more to the island than just being a tourist town. Natural ecology studies and tours are popular all times of the year. This Florida island also has delicious restaurants and plenty of shopping available year round.

Is there a Cost to Cross the S. S. Jolley Bridge?

The S. S. Jolley Bridge is one of two bridges in Collier County that span from Naples to Marco Island Fla. Blue green water views from the top of the S. S. Jolley Bridge will greet you as you cross over onto the paradise island. There is no charge to cross the S. S. Jolley Bridge. Naples is its own kind of paradise, but when you cross from Naples to Marco Island, it feels like your worries just drift away. Boats speed below you sending up a white splash of water as you travel the span of the S. S. Jolley Bridge, urging you to pull off and look. But take care, there’s no stopping on the bridge. You’ll need to stop after you cross for some photos of the stunning views.

Where is the most popular place to live on Marco Island?

While there are many inland waterway homes on Marco Island, Hideaway Beach and Cape Marco top the list for the most popular places to live on the island. Prince, Princess Del Mar, Madeira, The Sandpiper, and Caxambas Towers are also popular locations.

During the harsh winter months, MarcoIsland is home to part-time residents who long to hear the crash of the ocean waves when they wake. Condos are very popular for these part-time residents who choose to live where they can enjoy sparkling sunrises and sunsets almost directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Use our search option to find your new home on Marco Island.

What is there to DO on Marco Island?

Whether you love fine dining, shopping, or watersports, there is something for everyone on Marco Island. Relaxing at the day spa to fishing on the Ten Thousand Islands Marco Island meets the demand for an active lifestyle.

Tigertail Beach is one of the top locations to enjoy at MarcoIsland. Tiger Tail Beach offers a lagoon perfect for shelling. It also has miles and miles of white sand beaches to walk along, where it seems like you’re the only one there. Watch dolphins frolic in the Gulf of Mexico and parasailers skim above the Gulf. There’s facilities at this beach location along with plenty of parking.

South Marco Beach is another excellent beach on the island. Quieter than Tigertail Beach, South Marco Beach also offers optimal shelling and facilities. Enjoy soaking up the sun (don’t forget your sunscreen) when you walk or lay on this beautiful sugar sand beach.

Fishing Tours in the Ten Thousand Islands offer you the opportunity to spend the day on very calm waters as you float through the barrier Islands. Mangroves are plentiful in the Florida Ten Thousand Islands creating an atmosphere that feels like you’re cut off from the world. Wild life a plenty you’ll enjoy the day passing through the many mangrove passageways near Marco Island, Goodland, and Everglades City.

Kayaking through the Ten Thousand Islands is another past time people love. If you enjoy kayaking, you’ll love these mangrove passages where it seems as if no one else is around. You’ll have the opportunity to see Bald Eagles, Egrets, Alligators, and more. If you’re new to the area, we recommend you seek out a guided tour, it’s easy to get lost in Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands without a guide. See the Isles of Capri Marina for Kayak and Boating rentals.

Sight Seeing Boat Tours are plentiful near Marco Island. Because of the close proximity of the Ten Thousand Islands, there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy dolphin tours, manatee tours, airboat rides in the Everglades, Everglades Park Tour, shelling tours, The Marco Princess and more.

Cape Romano is the site of the dome homes and a must see just outside of Marco Island. The dome homes were built back in the 1980’s and are made from concrete. These homes are slowly sinking into the rising sea, make it a priority to see them before they make their final collapse. Also, it is good to know that the waters around Cape Ramano can be a little rough sometimes so it is a good idea to stay closer to the shore when swimming in this area. A guided tour is great for people not familiar with the area.  

Keywadin Island is the place for fun on the water. One of the Ten Thousand Islands, Keywadin Island can be reached by renting a boat if you don’t already have one. You’ll find numerous boaters anchored to enjoy the day when you head out for a visit to Keywadin. A beach along one side and anchored boats on the other make for an enjoyable day out on the water. No facilities area available at Keywadin, but you will find food boats to fill your tummy. Walker’s Marina can help you with a pontoon or console boat rental to enjoy a day out on the water.

Fine Restaurants are plentiful on Marco Island. One of the best pizza restaurants in Southwest Florida can be found right in MarcoIsland, making it popular for locals and part-time residents alike. Italian, Chinese, or most anything else you desire can be found on the island to keep you satisfied. If not, East Naples is only a short drive away.

Is there Golfing on Marco Island?

Oh yes, most definitely! Facilities on Marco Island for golfers are plentiful. If you’re looking to move to MarcoIsland, you might enjoy a membership at the Marco Island Country Club. There are many choices when it comes to single family homes that border the numerous golf courses on Marco Island. Some are golf course communities with condos and homes, while others are not. You have a multitude of choices when it comes to Golf Communities on Marco Island. Search our Golf Communities page to learn more about golfing the green.

If practice is what you seek, there is a golf driving range not far from Marco Island on Collier Blvd. Coral Isle Golf Center is a driving range big enough for 70 people. A nice alternative if you’re looking for public golfing nearby.

What are good Watersport activities on Marco Island?

Watersports on Marco Island give you the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Gulf of Mexico. Jet Ski Rentals and Parasailing are the most popular options for water sports. You can also rent boats from a few locations on Marco Island, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the water for yourself. The Gulf of Mexico is full of life with sea turtles, dolphins, sea rays, manatees, and so much more. Make sure you follow all of the instructions if you rent a boat, and enjoy life on the Gulf.

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