Tigertail Beach

Southwest Gulf Coast

This white-sand, family-friendly beach is ideal for shelling, tide-pool exploration and hanging out at the playground. It also happens to be a fantastic birding site, with abundant shorebirds, gulls and raptors, and plenty of other species flitting among the nearby mangroves and lagoon. Facilities include restrooms, a boardwalk, a picnic area and a concession stand that rents out water toys.

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