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Top Ten Beach Tips for Marco Island, Florida

Posted by Jody on December 27, 2011

Do you have future plans to bask in the sun, picnic with you family or hunt for beach treasures at the seashore?  If so, is Fido welcome to join you? Are bicycles allowed on the sand? Chances are that the beach you will be visiting will have very specific ordinances for dogs and almost everything else from beachcombing and collecting seashells to sharing the beach with the local wildlife.

The City of Marco Island, located on the Gulf of Mexico south of Naples, Florida has a set of  Top Ten Beach Tips for Marco Island to make days at the beach fun and safe for everyone who visits their sunny southwest Florida shores.  Their Top Ten Beach Tips list includes crucial advice to help visitors enjoy and protect the beautiful beaches and wildlife of Marco Island. Be sure to check out City of Marco Island online for the complete list of their local beach tips and information.

The wide ranging Top Ten Beach Tips for Marco Island include both the common sense approach for any day trip to the beach and some rules geared specifically to ordinances put in place for the City of Marco Island, Florida.

1) Leave only your footprints behind: If you bring it to the beach, take it away with you. Though we have regular beach clean ups, everyone is responsible for his own trash! Of course, this is good advice for a trip to the mountains or the city park, as well as the beach! 

2) Keep it clean: Use appropriate containers for trash, including cigarettes and fishing line. Our wildlife can become entangled in monofilament and they can eat plastic materials.

3) Glass cuts: No glass bottles or containers on the beach!

4) Share the beach with our wildlife: Please keep your distance, never flush the birds, avoid posted areas and encourage others to do the same thing. It’s important not to feed or disturb any beach and coastal wildlife.

Black Skimmer and Chick (Photo by Dan Pancamo / Wikimedia Commons)

5) Turn lights out for sea turtles: Lights disturb nesting turtles and hatchlings and causes disorientation. Turtle nesting season means dark beaches.

6) Let living creatures lie: No live shelling is allowed on Marco Island.

7) Wheeled vehicles are not allowed: Cars, trucks, bicycles, or Segways are not allowed on the beach.

8) Dogs and pets don’t go: Pets cannot romp to the beaches of Marco Island, Florida.

9) Respect others: Who can argue with the Golden Rule?

10) Get informed and involved: The Marco Island website has great links and information for learning more about their community-specific beach ordinances and how residents and visitors can help protect these beautiful Gulf Coast beaches.

Have a great day at the beach!

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