Plan Your Marathon Key Vacation
Founded in the 19th century as a fishing village, Marathon has retained its historic charm while incorporating modern amenities. Marathon is home to one of only two airports located within the Keys, making it easily accessible. Numerous shopping areas, attractions, restaurants and Fishermen’s Hospital meet the needs of visitors and residents as well as fun Marathon Florida activities.
Marathon attractions include:
- Bahia Honda State Park
The park is celebrated for having one of the world’s top beaches and is home to many rare and unusual plants and animals.
- Crane Point
Visitors to this 64-acre protected park may tour the Museum of Natural History, Children’s Museum, Adderley Town Historic Site and Marathon Wild Bird Center, or explore the extensive nature trail system, an ideal stop on your Marathon Key vacation.
- Pigeon Key
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Pigeon Key served as a construction and maintenance camp for the Overseas Railroad during the early 1900s. The remarkable structures that remain provide a window back in time.
- Dolphin Research Center
Fun for the entire family, the Dolphin Research Center offers nature lovers in-water encounters with marine mammals, as well as fascinating insight into their behavior.
- Turtle Hospital
Located next door to the resort, the Turtle Hospital is dedicated to the health and preservation of sea turtles. The Hospital offers guided, educational tours and a behind-the-scenes look at the rehabilitation of sick and injured turtles, something everyone in the family will appreciate on your Marathon FL vacation.
- Seven Mile Bridge
The longest bridge in the Keys is located at the southern end of Marathon and measures 35,716 ft.
- Sombrero Reef
Mile Marker 50, Oceanside. One of the most beautiful areas within the Keys’ living coral reef, Sombrero Reef is protected by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuaries and is popular with eco-tourists who enjoy snorkeling and diving.
- Sombrero Beach
This 12.6-acre beach is one of the most popular vacation spots in Marathon. Renovated in 2003, the beach offers creative landscaping, walkways, picnic areas and a roped off swimming area.
- Coco Plum Beach
This small, natural beach is an enjoyable stop. It is a quiet, dog-friendly beach with clean-up baggies provided.