480 Hernando Dr.
Marco Island, FL 34145

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Tigertail Beach Park

Tigertail Beach Park is ideal for bird watching, shelling and breathtaking sunsets. This barrier island comprises 32 acres of one of the world's most important habitats for wintering and nesting shorebirds. In fact, it's listed in the Great Florida Birding Trail Guide as one of the best all-around birding locations in Southwest Florida. Because of this, guests are asked to be aware of seasonal postings designed to protect the nesting colonies and remember to practice good birding etiquette.

Accessing Tigertail Beach A tidal lagoon separates the Tigertail Beach Park from the Big Marco Pass Critical Wildlife Area, popularly known as the Sand Dollar Spit. The lagoon is home to a wide variety of wildlife including horseshoe crabs, needlefish, Florida fighting conchs and more. To access the beach and its three miles of soft, white sand, visitors can wade through the shallow lagoon or walk around the south side of the lagoon.  

Tigertail Beach Park Amenities

Tigertail Beach Café is a full-service restaurant serving breakfast and lunch, with beer and wine available. Other amenities include restrooms, a picnic area with tables and grills, a butterfly garden and children's playground. A variety of beach equipment is available for rent, including stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, electric boats, paddleboats, and beach cabanas and chairs.

Tigertail Beach Parking

There are 210 parking spaces available, including eight hourly parking spaces ($1.50 per hour). The parking fee is $8 without a beach parking permit.

Near Tigertail Beach Park

Esplanade Shoppes – 1.3 miles

Publix Super Market – 1.6 miles

JW Marriott Marco Island – 2.3 miles

Marco Beach Ocean Resort – 2.5 miles

Marco Island Center for the Arts – 3.0 miles

Details & Amenities



Disabled Traveler Information

ADA Compliant

Facility Amenities

Food/Beverage Service
Picnic Area

General Information

Hours: 8 am - Sunset
Open Year-Round

Guest Information

Family Friendly

Information/Services Provided

Maps Available

Payment Options



Jet Ski Rental
Paddleboard Rental
Watersport/Beach Gear Rental

Tour Information

Guided Tours
Self-Guided tours


City/County Park
Nature Interpretive Center
Nature-Based Attraction
Protected Species Habitat


Tigertail Beach Park

White-sand beach, barrier island in the making, bird watching, shelling, tidal pool exploration and breath-taking sunsets await visitors. This park also has a playground and full facilities making this a great family beach park. Call 239-252-4000 for special event information.