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Marathon
Travel Guide

Visit this thriving coastal community in the heart of the Middle Keys for old-fashioned family fun, seafood festivals, kayak adventures and sandy beaches.

Join the “snowbirds” from the northern United States and Canada who annually escape the cold northern winters by flying or sailing to Marathon. The coastal settlement is one of the best places to relax in the Florida Keys. Lounge on the beach or take long fishing trips and get to know the friendly locals.

Marathon is a community that covers a 10-mile (16-kilometer) long group of islands in the middle of the Florida Keys. It is surrounded by stunning natural beauty that charms visitors of all ages from far and wide.

Head to Sombrero Beach for some of the best fishing, swimming and diving in the region. Explore the protected waters of the Curry Hammock State Park on a kayak to meet local wildlife. Marathon is a boating paradise with extensive marina facilities so investigate your options for getting out on the water on a charter or rented vessel. While you’re out on the water, dive or snorkel on the colorful coral reef that runs along this coast.

Drive, walk or cycle along the Seven Mile Bridge, a spectacular feat of engineering that crosses the junction between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, running all the way to Little Duck Key. Back in the Marathon area, stop by Dolphin Research Center for education and entertainment for the whole family.

Dine on delicious seafood while looking out on the sparkling ocean at one of Marathon’s many restaurants. Each day, boatloads of freshly caught fish arrive. A seafood festival is held in March each year, allowing you to taste stone crab and other delicacies.

Reach Marathon by air via private plane or charter, car or boat through the Boot Key Harbor. Boaters should be aware of the boundaries of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and use the provided mooring buoys to protect the reefs.

Come during January or February to enjoy warm sun, as the temperature never reaches freezing in Marathon. If you visit in the summer season, cool breezes keep even the most tropical days pleasant in temperature.

Top hotels in Marathon

Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club
Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club
3 out of 5
1996 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL
The price is £231 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar

Located in the heart of Marathon, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Turtle Hospital and Pigeon Key Foundation. Crane Point Museum and Nature Center and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (960 reviews)

"Property was nice, staff was fine; not exceptionally good or bad. Extra for parking."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2021

Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club
Banana Bay Resort & Marina
Banana Bay Resort & Marina
3 out of 5
4590 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL
The price is £264 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar

Situated in Marathon, this golf hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Crane Point Museum and Nature Center and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Sombrero Beach. Fishermen's Community ...

4.1/5Very Good! (970 reviews)

"We were greeted by Jessica, and she was wonderful. The property was conveniently located to the surrounding attractions, and was on the water."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2021

Banana Bay Resort & Marina
Hawks Cay Resort
Hawks Cay Resort
4 out of 5
61 Hawks Cay Blvd, Marathon, FL
The price is £363 per night from 10 Mar to 11 Mar

Nestled on the beach, this Marathon resort is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Curry Hammock State Park and 9.5 mi (15.4 km) from Conch Air (Bi Plane Rides).

4.1/5Very Good! (982 reviews)

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The customer service was fantastic, the staff was friendly and courteous. The food and drinks were very good. I would recommend this resort to family and friends."…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2021

Hawks Cay Resort
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Top Holiday Rentals in Marathon

Skipjack Resort & Marina
Skipjack Resort & Marina
3 out of 5
19 Sombrero Blvd, Marathon, FL
The price is £232 per night from 11 Mar to 12 Mar

Situated in Marathon, this golf aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from Florida Keys Country Club and 2.1 mi (3.5 km) from Sombrero Beach. Crane Point Museum and ...

4.2/5Very Good! (633 reviews)

"Skipjacks was a great little getaway for our family of 4! Our room was super neat & clean when we got there, parking is a breeze, check-in was quick and front desk personnel were super friendly. The swimming pool & tiki bar are amazing as well as the restaurant! The atmosphere is very family friendly ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2021

Skipjack Resort & Marina
Tropical Cottages
Tropical Cottages
3 out of 5
243 61st Street Gulf, Marathon, FL
The price is £137 per night from 3 Apr to 4 Apr

Situated in Marathon, this cottage is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Crane Point Museum and Nature Center and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Sombrero Beach. Florida Keys Country ...

4/5Very Good! (162 reviews)

"Beautiful place. Perfect for us. Quaint clean easy to locate and check in"…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2021

Tropical Cottages
Captain Pip's at Knight's Key Inn
Captain Pip's at Knight's Key Inn
3 out of 5
40 Kyle Way W, Marathon, FL

Situated in Marathon, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Vaca Key and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Seven Mile Bridge. Pigeon Key Foundation and The Turtle Hospital ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (618 reviews)

"I just stay one night, it was a nice place to stay."…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2021

Captain Pip's at Knight's Key Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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