Marco Island

Marco Island, one of the Ten Thousand Islands, makes up the southern tip of the Paradise Coast. 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.

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    Woman going snorkeling

    Woman going snorkeling at Florida's Paradise Coast.

  • Must-See Everglades Attractions
    Experience the beauty and wildlife of the Everglades, starting with these must-see things to do. Read More >
    Beaches with Natural Beauty
    Visit one of the pristine beaches on Florida's Paradise Coast and you'll relax and play on powdery, sugar-white sands framed by inviting turquoise and blue waters. Whether it's a long walk... Read More >
    Five More Reasons to Hit the Beach
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    Golf in Paradise and Watch Wildlife
    The stunning bald eagle perched majestically above was a long-awaited sign. "Go for the glory," it seemed to say, fixing a determined gaze on the green 567 yards away. Alas, glory is fleetin... Read More >
    Marco Island History
    Marco Island's beautiful, white crescent beach has attracted people in search of paradise for thousands of years. Long before the days of resort hotels, when the island's beach was surrounded ... Read More >
  • Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
    For more about WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO & WHERE TO DINE visit www.ParadiseCoast.TV Rookery Bay Reserve protects 110,000 acres of coastal lands and waters at the northern end of the Ten Thousand Islands on the gulf coast of Florida, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve represents one of the few remaining undisturbed mangrove estuaries in North America. WHERE TO GO: Children's Museum of Naples https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MhKg6bWvBk WHAT TO DO: John R. Wood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_XJAITUznM WHERE TO DINE: Fish Restaurant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsOR9P2DXgo
    Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
    For more about WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO & WHERE TO DINE visit www.ParadiseCoast.TV Rookery Bay Reserve protects 110,000 acres of coastal lands and waters at the northern end of the Ten Thousand Isl... - 1:46 Play
    Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
    For more about WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO & WHERE TO DINE visit www.ParadiseCoast.TV Rookery Bay Reserve protects 110,000 acres of coastal lands and waters at the northern end of the Ten Thousand Islands on the gulf coast of Florida, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve represents one of the few remaining undisturbed mangrove estuaries in North America. WHERE TO GO: Children's Museum of Naples https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MhKg6bWvBk WHAT TO DO: John R. Wood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_XJAITUznM WHERE TO DINE: Fish Restaurant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsOR9P2DXgo
    Paradise Coast Artificial Reef
    The Reef Project funded entirely through grants and private donors, with no taxpayer funds, will have major impacts on Collier County’s ecology and economy. The recreational ecosystem will include 36 ... - 3:05 Play
    Paradise Coast Artificial Reef
    The Reef Project funded entirely through grants and private donors, with no taxpayer funds, will have major impacts on Collier County’s ecology and economy. The recreational ecosystem will include 36 artificial reefs, creating marine life habitats, increasing fish populations, and impacting the local fishing industry
    Explore Florida's Paradise Coast
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    Explore Florida's Paradise Coast
    Explore Florida's Paradise Coast
    Adventures in Paradise: Dolphin Explorer
    Have you ever seen dolphins in the wild? Join the team at the Dolphin Explorer and go on a boat tour to find and learn about the playful dolphins that call the waters around Florida's Paradise Coast t... - 3:28 Play
    Adventures in Paradise: Dolphin Explorer
    Have you ever seen dolphins in the wild? Join the team at the Dolphin Explorer and go on a boat tour to find and learn about the playful dolphins that call the waters around Florida's Paradise Coast their home. Learn more about how you can experience the Dolphin Explorer here: http://bit.ly/1GHbAqT
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