Welcome to Marathon, Key Colony Beach, and the rest of The Middle Keys of The Florida Keys. You are now in Monroe County.
Watch our video below for a peek at the myriad of attractions and activities we offer here in The Florida Keys.
Marathon has a population of 8,708 (estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2014). We are in the heart of the Florida Keys, nestled in between Islamorada and Big Pine Key.
We have so much history dating back to the early 1900s, when the Florida East Coast Railroad originated. Our city offers both history and natural museums. We can help you experience Marathon in a way that will give you what you came here to see. We hope you enjoy your visit. Marathon offers beautiful ocean views and offers museums and visitor centers that will help bring awareness to the environmental needs of this beautiful island.
We offer some of the best diving and snorkeling right off of our shoreline or a short boat ride away. We are very proud to say that between three to five miles off the coast of Marathon is part of the third living coral barrier reef in the World. We also have multiple places where you can rent jet-skis, go parasailing; try kite boarding – any type of water sports. We also offer boat rentals for you to tour our beautiful waters on your own.
Marathon also has local art shows and art studios where you can purchase and create art to take home as souvenirs and gifts. You cannot miss our locally owned gift shops and clothing boutiques to take home that special item that you cannot find anywhere else. We also have our own Marathon Community Theater and we encourage you to see one of our amazing shows.
We would love to help you relax at one of our spas, by the pool, or at our public beach, Sombrero Beach! We offer destination weddings and top notch resorts. Let us give you the tropical wedding of your dreams.