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Marathon Key Florida vacation planning


Marathon, Florida is considered the heart of the Florida Keys because of its location in the middle of the Florida Keys island chain. The area of Marathon consists of many Keys or islands starting with Long Key, the Conch Keys, Duck Key, Grassy Key, Boot Key, Crawl Key and Pigeon Key. Marathon is separated from the Lower Florida Keys on the south end by the Seven Mile Bridge. This bridge is famous, has been seen in many movies and is host to the Seven Mile Bridge Run each year.

Long Key is the place to visit for a beautiful park-like setting with many opportunities to fish, kayak, camp or simply just relax on the beach. There are plenty of quaint Marathon vacation rentals and guest accommodations between Long Key and Marathon Key. Duck Key is home of the Hawk's Cay Resort & Marina and is a great place to hold corporate meetings. Grassy Key is the closest to Marathon Key and is home to the Dolphin Research Center, a great attraction in Marathon offering a day-long learning experience for adults and children. Learn about and swim with Bottlenose Dolphin on your next Marathon vacation at the Dolphin Research Center.


Marathon is a quaint place to take a very relaxing vacation. There are many great Marathon hotels and fantastic Marathon restaurants that serve fresh seafood and some good shopping with many gifts and crafts from local artists. Marathon has some very nice communities including Key Colony Beach and Sombrero Beach.

If you are looking for a Florida Keys vacation with some relaxation, fishing, diving, eco tours and shopping right at your disposal, then Marathon is a great place to visit on your travels through the Florida Keys.

To learn more about the history of the Marathon area, click here.

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