Shelling Around Marco Island

Dreaming of a deserted island where you can cruise across the sand for hours collecting buckets full of shells? Our island neighbor, Keewaydin Island, fits the bill. The deserted barrier island is covered in rare shells that are naturally scattered across its 8-mile coast. Located directly to our north, planning a day trip to the idyllic island is one of the most popular destinations for shelling enthusiasts around the world.

Keewaydin is completely unpopulated and undeveloped. Home to sugary white sand and expansive gulf views this island is the perfect destination for shellers and sunbathers alike. Keewaydin’s coast aligns with the Rookery Bay National Estuary which makes this location prime for viewing shorebirds, manatees, pelicans, ospreys, dolphins, and more!

After you’ve worked up an appetite, stop by the floating pontoon boats serving up burgers, ice cream, and more.

Keewaydin Island is only accessible via boat. Many local watersports, water taxis, and tour establishments offer transportation to the island.

We recommend that you bring your own beach chairs, beach toys, towels, sunscreen, snacks, and anything else you will need during your time on the island—there are no established facilities that provide these items to you on the island. Some tour operators and marine transportation services will provide these items and others for you.

Our valued guests trust us with their precious vacation time and our executive guest services concierge is always on call to provide you with island information including local attractions and activities. At your convenience, please call us and ask us what we can do to make your Marco Island escape a getaway you will never forget 239-217-6300.

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