Café and PlaygroundThe great benefi t to this part of Tigertail Beach is that you are also close to all of the facilities - restrooms, showers, BBQs, a great kids' playground and the café that offers lunch and light snacks, beverages and ice cream. Kids' meals come with a beach frisbee, ready for fun in the sand.Sand Dollar Spit - a Magnifi cent Unspoiled Gulf BeachTo reach Sand Dollar spit and the beautiful, pristine, soft sandy beach on the other side of the lagoon, you either have to wade through it, head south some distance to where the lagoon ends and make a turn to the north, or rent a kayak and make it part of a day trip. It's a bit of a trek to walk to the spit, but it's defi nitely worth it. The beach here (which abounds with wonderful seashells) is absolutely breathtaking and totally natural. At this time of year nesting shore birds such as snowy plovers, Wilson plovers, least terns and black skimmers, will be returning to the area. Please do not go too close to nesting birds or enter any or the restrict-ed nesting areas. (If you're interested in volunteering for the Shorebird Stewards Program please call Nancy Richie, Marco's environmental specialist, at 239.389.5003 or go to email@example.com.)No two visits are ever the same and you can walk for miles with just the lapping of the waves, the rustle of the seaoats and the cries of birds to keep you company. In my view it's the best part of the whole beach and is well worth the walk, but don't forget to take some water with you (it can get pretty warm out there!) and some shelling bags since there are over 200 different shell varieties that can wash up on these shores.