Marathon - Florida Keys
In the heart of the Florida Keys lies the 10-mile long family oriented island community of Marathon. A quaint town with an old Keys lifestyle and a history anchored in its fishing heritage, Marathon offers a relaxed tropical atmosphere with unique shops, great family attractions, impeccable beaches, world-class wreck and reef diving, snorkeling and fishing.
Things to do in Marathon
Marathon stretches from Long Key to the famous Seven Mile Bridge in the heart of the Florida Keys and offers so many varied attractions, beautiful parks and beaches to explore. From the beautiful park-like setting of Long Key where you can fish and kayak, to Pigeon Key, a small island full of historical buildings and a museum. Take a leisurely hike on the nature trails of Crane Point, home to one of the last untouched tropical hardwood hammocks and explore the thatch palm forests of Curry Hammock State Park.
Enjoy many awesome interactive marine experiences. Swim with Dolphins at The Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key, pet turtles and tour the rehabilitation program at The Turtle Hospital and feed Stingrays at Aquarium Encounters. All special encounters for both adults and children.
The beaches of Marathon are special and all worth a visit. Bahia Honda State Park lies 12-miles to the south. This pristine sandy beach is lined with Palm Trees making it a tropical escape. Enjoy great snorkeling, soft sands and turtles at Sombrero Beach or head to the quiet shores of the pet-friendly Coco Plum Beach. Cross the causeway to Key Colony Beach to visit Sunset Park Beach to simply relax on the soft sand or get active in the water. The winds, shallow waters and natural environment make for some excellent board sports.
Under the Sea
Much of the beauty of Marathon goes on under the seas. America’s only living coral reef beckons divers and snorkelers. The Thunderbolt Wreck, the perfect artificial reef, draws experienced divers from afar. Across the Seven Mile Bridge is Looe Key, a coral reef within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary with excellent diving and snorkeling around the reefs and the 210-foot wreck of Adolphus Busch. Looe Key hosts a one of a kind annual underwater music festival. Visit the History of Diving Museum to learn the story of man’s quest to explore and venture under the sea.
The Florida Keys is a major sport fishing destination and it is here that you can enjoy the thrill of non-stop rod bending action-packed adventure. Experience world-class fishing on a chartered boat from a local marina. Vacation Boat Rentals and Main Attraction offer the best in off-shore fishing, they know these waters and offer the experience of a lifetime. Cruise the turquoise waters in an unbeatable offshore fishing experience day or night fishing the reef and the wrecks or paddle a kayak peacefully through the pristine creeks and sample a fresh catch of the day at one of the many water-front restaurants. Be sure to visit in March for the annual premier Seafood Festival.
As the sky puts on a display with a spectacular sunset, you will know that Marathon is a special place to take a relaxing vacation where lifelong memories are made. At Coco Plum, we have the perfect Marathon Florida Keys Vacation Rental for you.