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Marco Island Essential Info

Overview

Marco Island is a city and an island in Collier County, Southwest Florida.

Description is available from Wikitravel under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license. A list of contributors is available at the original article.

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Best Time To Go

Year round

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Current Weather

79 °F

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Fun Facts

  1. Marco Island is the largest barrier island within Southwest Florida's Ten Thousand Islands area extending southerly to Cape Sable.
  2. The first vehicle bridge to the island was a small wooden swing bridge built in 1938 near Goodland on the southeast side of the island. Remnants of this bridge can be seen today next to the current Goodland Bridge.
  3. The Mackle brothers of the Deltona Corporation led the development of the island after purchasing large amounts of land on the island for $7 million.
  4. The current year-round population is around 17,000. This number approximately doubles to a high of 35,000, gradually building to a peak in March of each year.
  5. Marco Island features six miles of beach and over 100 miles of waterways within its 24 square miles.

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