Marco Island

Beach resorts to fishing village vibes

Marco Island

The largest of the Ten Thousand Islands, Marco Island is located just south of Naples and easily accessible with two bridges allowing vehicle traffic on and off the island. 

The island is home to some of the world's most beautiful beaches and offers access to both the Gulf of Mexico and the mangrove-lined estuaries of the Ten Thousand Islands. More than just another pretty beach, Marco Island's mood shifts from sophisticated resort area to historic nautical community and funky fishing village. Boating is a way of life for Marco Island residents and visitors, with many year-round and vacation homes located on the water. Bring your appetite for seafood, whether you plan to catch it on your own or at a local restaurant. For hidden gems, seek out the picturesque waterfront restaurants in the communities of Goodland and Isles of Capri. Visitors have their choice of beachfront resort hotels, several inland hotels, and many vacation rental properties and time share resorts. 

Signature events taking place in Marco Island include the Mullet Festival in Goodland (January), Wet Paint Live, (February), Marco Island Seafood Festival (March), Taste of Marco (April), Marco Island Festival of the Arts (April), the Marco Island Rocks Concert Series, a weekly Farmers Market (November-April), and a variety of colorful Christmas Island Style events (December).

Population (2016): 17,847
Per capita income (2016): $59,670
Median household income (2016): $73,559
Median home value (2016): $492,000

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The Boat House

1180 Edington Pl.
Marco Island, FL 34145

Family owned and operated, The Boat House is a quaint little place tucked away in the Olde Historic District of Marco Island....

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Rates from $230/night
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Little Bar Restaurant

205 Harbor Place
Goodland, FL 34145

Located right on the water in the quaint fishing village of Goodland, Little Bar, a local tradition for 39 years, continues to serve consistently good...

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Ario

400 S. Collier Blvd.
Marco Island, FL 34145

The resort's fine dining restaurant, Kurrents, has transformed into an all-new dining concept, ARIO.  Ario promises to deliver a unique, world-class e...

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Margood Harbor Park

325 Pear Tree Ave.
Goodland, FL 34140

Margood Harbor Park, located on Pear Tree Avenue, is a 2.5 acre regional park that features the Margood History and Community Center, pedestrian walk-...

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