Marco Island Area Information

Learn About Vacationing On Marco Island: Beaches, Shopping, Dining and Activities

Are you thinking about staying on Marco Island? With so much to experience, Marco Island has long been a top vacation destination. Thanks to its location on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Marco Island sits in close proximity to Orlando (200 miles), Tampa (170 miles), Miami (100 miles), and Naples (10 miles). Despite the fact that Marco Island is only four miles wide and six miles long, there’s something in the area for everyone. Here are some of the top activities:

Swimming and Beaches on Marco Island

If it has anything to do with the beach, you won’t struggle to find what you’re looking for on Marco Island. The calm gulf water is perfect for swimming, regardless of the time of year. Add in an average year-round temperature of 74, and there’s never a bad time to soak up the sun.

List of Marco Area Beaches

Water Activities

Do you enjoy fishing? How about jet-skiing or sailing? What about paddle boarding? There is no shortage of water activities to keep you busy. Best yet, thanks to the peaceful water, you never have to worry about rough waves getting in the way of your fun.

List of Marco Island Water Activities

Walking, Jogging, and Biking

When your time at the beach is done, there are plenty of opportunities to remain active. Walking, jogging, and biking are among the most popular activities on Marco Island, thanks in large part to the many paths that crisscross the area. Note: bike rental shops are everywhere, so you don’t have to bring your own bike with you to partake in the fun.

Dining on Marco Island

All that fun in the sun is sure to make you hungry. Fortunately, the dining on Marco Island is as good as it gets. In addition to the 50+ local restaurants at your disposal, a short drive will introduce you to many others. From seafood to pizza and everything in between, you don’t have to look far to find a restaurant serving the food you’re dreaming of.

List of Marco Island Restaurants 


Do you enjoy shopping while on vacation? Marco Island has you covered, with boutiques that sell everything from jewelry to crystal to clothing. The nice thing about shopping on Marco Island is that you don’t have to leave the area to find what you’re looking for. Everything is in close proximity, making it convenient for you to move from one store to the next.

List of Shopping Spots on Marco Island

Family Activities

One thing is for sure: when you travel to Marco Island with your family, there’s no shortage of activities to keep you busy. It doesn’t matter where you’re staying, what types of activities you enjoy, or how many people you’re traveling with, you won’t struggle to find something to pass the time.

List of Family Activities

Final Thoughts

Although these are among the top activities on Marco Island, there are many others (such as golf and tennis) to consider. The only thing you need to know is that there’s always something to do!

Directions to Marco Island, FL

Merge onto I-75 toward Naples. Merge onto Collier Boulevard/County Highway-951 South via Exit 101 toward Marco Island/Naples/Rookery Bay Reserve. Stay straight to go onto Collier County Boulevard/FL-951/County Highway-951. After you are on Marco Island, turn left onto West Elkcam Circle and then immediately turn left into to Marco Island Vacation Properties® Welcome Center.

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