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Sombrero Beach

Play beach games; go swimming, kayaking or snorkeling; and lounge in the sun at one of Marathon’s most visited beaches.

Shady picnic areas, a carpet of white sand and dive sites just meters from the shore have helped cement this popular beach’s reputation as one of the best in the Florida Keys. Bring the family to Sombrero Beach to frolic in the calm water and enjoy beach activities or a barbecue.

Sombrero Beach is a stretch of public beach just off the Overseas Highway and has been developed to allow a range of activities to take place. Dive or snorkel in the pristine water or rent a kayak and set out exploring. Join in a game of beach soccer on the sand. Take notice of the unusual shapes of the grains of sand when you relax in shady groves provided by the coconut palms that line the beach.

As one of Marathon’s main beaches, Sombrero Beach is particularly busy on weekends. While this makes for a festive atmosphere, you’ll want to arrive early to secure a good spot by the water. Rent a banana lounge and an umbrella for some added comfort. During the week, the beach is much quieter.

In the evenings Sombrero Beach is one of the best places to watch the sun set in Marathon. Its location on the ocean side of the key means you have an unobstructed view of the sun descending beyond the horizon. Use the barbecue pits provided to enjoy some fresh seafood or a steak as you watch the sun go down.

While the beach is not patrolled for most of the year, the gentle conditions make it perfect for swimming with children. Experienced swimmers will love exploring the deeper water, where tropical fish and turtles swim around. From April until October, Sombrero Beach is a nesting site for loggerhead turtles, and some areas of the beach are protected.

Sombrero Beach is located in the heart of Marathon and can easily be reached on foot or bike from the town. Visitors coming by car from other Keys will find free parking at the top of the beach. The beach is closed at night.


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    4.5
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    Situated in the city center, this hotel is close to The Turtle Hospital, Pigeon Key Foundation, and Seven Mile Bridge. Also nearby are Florida Keys Country Club and Sombrero Beach.

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    2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL
       
      4.5
      of 5, from 1,365 reviews
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      Located on a private beach in Marathon, Tranquility Bay Beachfront Hotel and Resort is a 5-minute walk from the turtle rehabilitation hospital, and less than 2 miles (3.2 km) from the Seven Mile Bridge. Guests can also explore Crane Point Museums & Nature Center, a 5-minute drive away.

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        4.9
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        Nestled on the beach, this Marathon vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Sombrero Beach, Florida Keys Country Club, and Crane Point Museum and Nature Center. Captain Hooks Marina and Dive Center and The Turtle Hospital are also within 6 mi (10 km).

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          3.4
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          2.0 out of 5.0

          Situated near the beach in the city center, this motel is close to Crane Point Museum and Nature Center, Conch Air (Bi Plane Rides), and Island Hoppers Aerial Adventures. Local attractions also include Sombrero Beach and Florida Keys Country Club.

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            5.0
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            Situated on the waterfront, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Sombrero Beach, Crane Point Museum and Nature Center, and Florida Keys Country Club. Seven Mile Bridge and The Turtle Hospital are also within 6 mi (10 km).

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            Marathon, FL
               
              3.5
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              Gorgeous Waterfront Home W/pool/150 Dock/steps to the Beach
              Gorgeous Waterfront Home W/pool/150 Dock/steps to the Beach

              Gorgeous Waterfront Home W/pool/150 Dock/steps to the Beach

              Marathon, FL
                 
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                Situated in Marathon, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Sombrero Beach, Crane Point Museum and Nature Center, and Florida Keys Country Club. Seven Mile Bridge and The Turtle Hospital are also within 6 mi (10 km).

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                Last Minute Opening March 23-30th

                Last Minute Opening March 23-30th

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                  5.0
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                  This family-friendly Marathon vacation home is located by the ocean, within 2 mi (3 km) of Sombrero Beach and Crane Point Museum and Nature Center. Florida Keys Country Club is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away.