The largest of Florida's Ten Thousand Islands, the Marco Island toward the southwest Florida is known for white-sand beaches, yearlong sunshine, natural parks, abundant wildlife, dolphin spotting, and a relaxed vibe that immediately puts the visitors at a great ease. Equipped with some good restaurants serving delectable seafood, Marco Island is a perfect place to unwind and just be at the end of your Florida holiday.
Tigertail BeachOne of the popular tourist attractions in the area, Tigertail beach spreads over 31 acres on the Hernando Drive in the Marco Island. Just about a decade old, the beach area is equipped with everything you need for a fun day outdoors - a beach that offers magnanimous views of dunes, kayaking and paddle boarding opportunities, swimming, dolphin watching as well as picnicking.
Marco Island Historical MuseumDedicated to preserving the history of Marco Island, the museum is operated by the Marco Island Historical Society. Dedicated to Florida's Calusa Indians, the museum has an entire 3-D village showcasing their life including their fishing, pineapple plantation and clam cannery history. The museum is also popular for a Key Marco Cat, considered a significant discovery in the North American archaeology.
Caxambas ParkSpread over 4 acres, the Caxambas Park makes the northern Ten Thousand Islands or Gulf of Mexico approachable. The scenic waterfront park has ample avenues to keep the tourists entertained, including boating, water sports as well as dolphin watching and bird watching. With a picnic area, the park is a great waterfront place to spend a rejuvenating family-day in Marco Island.
Goodland Boating ParkAnother excellent place to spend a day with family and friends, the Goodland Boating Park is spread over 5.5 acres in the Goodland Bay. Known for its restaurants that serve excellent sea food, the Goodland Boating Park is also equipped with a fishing pier and a picnic pavilion.
Cape Romano Dome HouseBuilt by Bob Lee, a retired independent oil producer, and his wife Margaret Lee as a recreational home, and popular as 'Dome Homes', Cape Romano Dome House are geodesic domes located south of Marco Island. Back in the days when the Lee family used the house frequently it was full of DIY home decor and was solar powered. Ahead of its time, the dome house has been the centre of mystery for a long time on the island. Parts of the home have been taken by the sea over a period of time, and the remaining are accessible by boat to visitors.