Marco Island Area Information

Marco Island is the largest of Florida's Ten Thousand Islands, and it offers ten thousand ways to enjoy yourself. Its white-sand beaches and watersports by day and mesmerizing sunsets and fine dining at night make it an oasis of peace and quiet with a coastline bustling with energy and excitement. From family get-togethers to romantic getaways, you're sure to have the time of your life on Marco Island.

Swimming and Beaches

Marco Island is home to some of the world's most inviting beaches, with miles of warm sands, turquoise waters, and sunsets that leave you breathless. You can swim all year round beneath deep blue skies in the calm Gulf waters, where the temperature is always just about perfect. List of Marco Area Beaches

Water Activities

When visiting Marco Island, there is an abundance of water-based activities available to keep you and your family engaged. With an extensive stretch of pristine beaches, you will not have to venture far to discover a suitable starting point, regardless of your specific preferences. Whether you are seeking a particular activity or open to a variety of exciting options, there is no shortage of possibilities to explore. List of Marco Island Water Activities

Walking, Jogging, and Biking

Some of the best ways to get around the island are also the most enjoyable ways to stay active. Bicycle lanes and jogging paths crisscross the island. But don't worry about bringing your bikes with you- we offer bicycle rentals for the entire family. You can also take walks along the beach or wander scenic paths through hibiscus-scented gardens. The island offers plenty of ways for kids to stay active, too. Mackle Park is one of Marco Island's most popular family attractions. It features basketball courts, volleyball courts, shuffleboard courts, tetherball courts, a waterpark, and a jungle gym in a pirate-themed playground.

Dining on Marco Island

Dine out against a backdrop of palm trees and white sand, where dolphins playing in the surf provide entertainment. This tropical paradise also happens to be a food lover’s paradise, where you’ll find everything from casual beach fare to Caribbean cuisine to exclusive five-star restaurants. You’ll savor distinctive island delicacies like lobster fries and key lime pancakes. There’s no better way to celebrate another perfect day in paradise than dinner at one of Marco Island’s favorite restaurants, such as Snook Inn, Fin Bistro, CJ’s on the Bay, Sunset Grille, or Joey’s Pizza, all just a short walk from many homes and condos. List of Marco Island Restaurants 


No matter where you stay on the island, you’ll find shopping options conveniently nearby. Marco Walk Plaza is a premier open-air shopper’s paradise filled with movie theaters, spas, boutiques, and plenty of fine dining options. Shops of Marco has something for everyone. In historic Olde Marco, you can stroll through the brick courtyards of Royal Palm Drive, where small tin-roofed shops bring the island’s colorful history to life. The Esplanade and Marco Town Center Mall offer an abundance of other shopping possibilities, including specialty boutiques, a grocery store, fine dining options, and weekly concerts. List of Shopping Spots on Marco Island

Family Activities

Family fun never ends in Marco Island. The white-sand beaches are filled with endless water activities. Nature lovers will want to visit the wildlife refuge, nature preserve, and bird sanctuary. Learn about the island's fascinating history at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Take an exciting fishing or shelling cruise. Or head to Mackle Park for basketball courts, shuffleboard, picnic areas, and more. List of Family Activities


Marco Island is roughly 5 by 4 miles and has many options for getting around. You can of course walk or bike ride. But for those who prefer to get there faster and in style, there are car rentals, scooter rentals, and even golf cart rentals.

Car Rentals:

Enterprise Rent-A-Car: (239) 642-4488: 

Hertz: (239) 394-3322:

Scooter Rentals:

Island Bike Shop: (239) 394-8400:

Marco Island Sun & Fun Sport Rentals: (239) 747-5664:

Golf Cart Rentals:

Island Bike Shop: (239) 394-8400:

Marco Island Sun & Fun Sport Rentals: (239) 747-5664:

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Bicycle Rentals: 

Marco Island Vacation Properties: (239) 393-2121:

Island Bike Shop: (239) 394-8400:

Marco Island Sun & Fun Sport Rentals: (239) 747-5664:

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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.