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Marathon & Key Colony Beach attractions

A Marathon vacation begins with beautiful scenery, adds in year-round sunshine and winds up with a full schedule of activities, events and attractions. Water sports, fishing, sightseeing and animal encounters are just a few of the things to do on a Marathon traveling adventure.

This Florida Key offers the choice of the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico for diving, snorkeling and charter Marathon fishing trips. For a low-key experience, you can fish from the bridge at the Long Key Bridge or the Old Seven Mile Bridge. Search for seashells at Coco Plum Beach, pack a picnic and play volleyball at Sombrero Beach or play a short round of golf at Key Colony Beach. The Barge wreck and Sombrero Reef are prime diving and snorkeling spots.

Pigeon Key serves as the entrance to the famous Seven Mile Bridge. Yearly offshore powerboat races take place at this scenic site. The Old Seven Mile Bridge is a perfect place for strolling, sightseeing or birdwatching.

Rent kayaks, canoes or paddleboards and spend a day discovering sites such as Long Key State Park or Curry Hammock State Park You can also book an eco-tour with Aqua Ventures, Keys Kayak or Captain Hook’s Marina and Dive Center. This is a great way to learn more about the animals and natural attractions of the Florida Keys.

Other Marathon attractions include the Florida Keys Aquarium, the Turtle Hospital and the Dolphin Research Center, which is home to rescued and rehabilitated dolphins and sea lions. The Museums of Crane Point features historic photographs, a nature trail, the 19th century Adderly House and a nature preserve that is home to Key deer and a variety of birds.

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