Make Memories in Marathon
Plan Your Florida Keys Vacation
It all started with a 19th century fishing village. Now, Marathon is a thriving hub in the Florida Keys, a haven for visitors and residents. It’s retained the historic charm, while adding modern amenities. Here you’ll find one of only two airports located within the Keys, as well as several shopping areas, restaurants and attractions. It’s even home to the Fisherman’s Hospital.
- 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.
- Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters
- Spend the day getting hands-on with a variety of marine life. View the tanks and exhibits, participate in scheduled daily feeds, and go on a guided tour with a marine biologist. For the adventurous, go snorkeling in the 200,000-gallon saltwater tank with over 2,000 tropical fish, or even feed the sharks!
- 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.
- 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.