Marathon is approx 3 hours south of Miami, and 1 and 15 mins north of Key West.
Yes, Marathon is very laid back and kid friendly. There are plenty of thinks for kids in Marathon, including an action park, nature parks and beaches, and activities — such as boarding, snorkeling, and swimming with the dolphins. Many of the restaurants also have kids’s menus.
There are places in Marathon where pets are allowed; such as dog parks, and even on the beach.
Although the season has gotten later over the past decade, the Atlantic hurricane season formally begins June 1 and ends November 30. Historically, the chances of hurricane activity are greater between August 15 and October 1.
Sunscreen, shampoo, soap, all paper goods, food, swimsuits, shorts, and long pants, snorkeling, fishing gear, sports equipment, a boat if you have one, flip flops for everyone, hats, sunglasses, a sweater or light jacket in the winter, board games — and if you’re renting a private residence –, movies for kids, coffee and coffee filters, and an appetite for fun and relaxation!
Yes, Marathon Community Park has a pool, as do other venues in town, such as the Sunset Grille.
There are private beaches if you’re staying at a private resort or private home, like KeysCove.com
There are two beaches close by.
Sombrero Beach is considered by many as the best beach in the Florida Keys and includes total handicap accessibility. https://www.ci.marathon.fl.us/parksrec/page/sombrero-beach.
Coco Plum Beach is a natural beach with an adjacent wetland located in Marathon at MM 54, 1.4 miles down Coco Plum Drive. It is typically less crowded and provides a covered pavilion and restrooms for your use and enjoyment. https://www.ci.marathon.fl.us/parksrec/page/coco-plum-beach
View our resources for more information
Yes, there are personal boat slips at some of the vacation homes, as well as boat ramps at some of the parks.
Yes, there places at the parks where you can fish, as well as several deep sea fishing charters.
The Florida Keys Marathon Airport offers service for private aircraft and Charter Service plus car rentals.
Key West International services commercial flights and is 52 miles. Miami International is a 3-hour drive, and Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International is 13.5-4 hours.
There are shuttle services between the Keys and Miami / Fort Lauderdale Airports.
Have additional questions?
Give us a call or text at (833)-211-COVE or contact us here.