2010 Marco Island Beach Improvements

Marco Island's Famous Crescent Beach

Marco Island's Famous Crescent Beach


If you’ve ever had the pleasure of walking the magnificent crescent beach along the shores of tropical Marco Island, you may have noticed the constant changes in the volume and movement of sand.

Per the City of Marco Island weekly update from Steven T. Thompson, City Manager, there was a recent review that “focused especially on the north end of the beach from Resident’s Beach to the front of the South Seas Condominiums, where the beach is over 600 feet in width and has had standing water and grooves in the topography for much of the past year.” Since this section of beach is so wide, it’s not unusual to have a natural berm that tends to build up, thus creating a “hump” on the beach. Mr. Thompson goes on to say, “when a high tide or storm surge brings Gulf waters over the “hump” towards the back beach, the water can’t retreat back to the Gulf and it saturates the beach, causes standing water and grooves that the beach raking equipment can’t effectively address. The best solution found would be to remove the berm and to slope the sandy beach towards the Gulf.”

Fortunately, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection will allow the sand to be moved over a long period of time by the “beach rake tractors and box-blade equipment. The work will begin in February 2010 and you may rest assured that this work will not take place during sea turtle and shore bird nesting seasons.” This is the same equipment that keeps our beaches in supreme condition year round.

This is just another reason why I love living in this amazing community where the beaches are maintained as beautifully as the Gulf of Mexico views we all have the opportunity to enjoy! We specialize in helping buyers and sellers with Marco Island real estate and Naples real estate! Please call the McCarty Group at 239 970-3250 at Keller Williams Realty, the #1 Team for Keller Williams in Southwest Florida!