Shelling is one of the oldest and most relaxing beach activities, enjoyed all around the world. People of all ages and backgrounds can spend hours walking up and down the coast, listening to the waves crashing down, feeling the warmth of the sun on their skin, and keeping their eyes low to the ground, looking for the next perfect shell to add to their collection. Certain attractions may be temporarily closed or require advance reservations. Hours/availability may have changed.
7 Best Shelling Beaches in Florida
- Sanibel Island, Photo: bettys4240/stock.adobe.com
- Captiva Island, Photo: Thomas/stock.adobe.com
- Marco Island, Photo: Kjersti/stock.adobe.com
- Cayo Costa, Photo: elvirkin/stock.adobe.com
- Venice Beach, Photo: fannyes/stock.adobe.com
- Jupiter Island, Photo: iofoto/stock.adobe.com
- Naples Beach, Photo: etemwanich/stock.adobe.com
- More Info, Photo: SailingAway/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of captiva - Fotolia.com
More Ideas in Florida: JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
At the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, guests have everything they need to have a relaxing, intimate and adventurous private beach getaway. From water sports and white sandy beaches to luxurious spa packages and poolside cocktails, guests who choose to lodge at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort can have the customized tropical beach vacation of their dreams.
Gulf Front View – The maximum capacity of the Gulf Front View room is two people. Guests can choose between a room with a king-size bed and a room with two queen-size beds. Each room is complete with a private balcony to take in the warm Gulf scenery, waters and breeze each morning. Guests can also take a hot, steamy shower after a long day at the beach in their high-end marble bathroom. Pearly white bedding and light curtains and wall paint add to the relaxation and tranquil setting of this room.
Pool & Gulf View and Partial Pool & Gulf View – For the Pool/Partial Pool & Gulf View rooms, guests can choose between having a room with one king-size bed or two queen-size beds. Just as the name implies, guests can observe the pristine, resort pool and Gulf from the comfort of their private 75sf balcony. This room is 402sf with windows that are soundproof and can be opened. These rooms are air-conditioned, non-smoking and are also available as connecting rooms. The Pool/Partial Pool & Gulf View rooms are not mobility accessible. The maximum capacity of these rooms is four people.
Tropical View – These guest rooms are available with one king-size bed or two queen-size beds. It is 402sf with a private 75sf balcony. The Tropical View Room is air-conditioned, with soundproof windows that open, a nighttime turndown service and newspaper delivery (upon guest’s request). This room is mobility accessible, with unique accommodations including a roll-in shower. It is also hearing accessible, complete with notification devices and visual alarms.
Non-Water View – These rooms are 402sf and are available to guests with one king-size bed or two queen-size beds. They are also air-conditioned, non-smoking and with windows that are soundproof and can be opened. Connecting rooms for Non-Water View are available for select rooms. The total outdoor balcony space is 75sf, with a specialty turndown service in the evening and a newspaper delivery upon guest’s request. The JW Marriott also offers mobility accessible and hearing accessibly Non-Water View rooms.
Corner Sunset Suite – The Corner Sunset Suite is a modern, bright suite with a more spacious layout for guests who prefer an ampler seating or living area. This suite is 410sf, air-conditioned and non-smoking. Windows can be opened to let in the sweet Atlantic breeze at dawn or dusk. There is a turndown hospitality service for guests as well as newspaper delivery service upon request. The Corner Sunset Suite is not offered as mobility or hearing accessible.
Terrace Suite – The Terrace Suite has one king-size bed with a private balcony, terrace, and patio. This spacious suite is 800sf, with a separate living room, dining room and bedroom for guests’ to feel right at home. Connecting rooms are available. The Suite is air-conditioned and non-smoking. This Suite offers its guests a turndown hospitality service and newspaper delivery upon request. The Terrace Suite is available as mobility and hearing accessible.
Lanai – The Lanai Suite is available with a king-size bed or two queen-size beds. It is 800sf with an outdoor lanai space. This Suite is air-conditioned, non-smoking and is available with connecting rooms. The living room, dining room and bedroom are all separated. Newspaper delivery is available to guests upon request. The JW Marriott offers mobility and hearing accessible Lanai Suites.
There are a number of amenities and accommodations available to guests who choose to lodge in any of the luxurious rooms and suites at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. It is important to note that not all amenities are offered in every single room or suite. Some of these amenities include:
-Marble bath features
-Writing desk with electrical outlet
-Iron and ironing board
-24-hour room service
-Phone with voicemail
-High-speed Internet (fee)
-Premium movie options
-CNN, HBO and ESPN
Dining options available at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort include a 24-hour room service option. There is also a convenience/sundry store onsite. Guests can take advantage of the buffet, continental and full American breakfast options, provided to guests for a fee.
Spa by JW
There are many spa treatments and service offered to guests at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. Professional, expert staff work hard to ensure each spa guest leaves the spa feeling rejuvenated, relaxed, and renewed. Some of the amenities, treatments and services available at the JW Spa include:
-Paraffin hand treatments
-Manicures and pedicures
Golf enthusiasts can take advantage of the two, private world-class golf courses available to golfers in this sunny, mesmerizing Florida location. The Rookery and Hammock Bay can keep guests golfing all day amongst its beautifully manicured 36 holes. These championship golf courses include a Club House and Club House Restaurant for guests to cool down and socialize in. There is also a driving range, putting green, rentals and lessons available to golfers. Kids golf for free at The Rookery and Hammock Bay making it an ideal location for families.
Aside from swimming in the mesmerizing Gulf waters, guests at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort can also take a dip in Quinn’s Outdoor Pool and the Tiki Fantasy Pool. Towels are provided at both pools. In addition, both outdoor pools are heated. Guests who want a more soothing pool experience can relax in the whirlpool.
400 South Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, Florida 34145, Phone: 239-394-2511
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