5 Things to Do in Marathon Key With Kids

Marathon Key, a Florida Keys vacation spot, keeps the family happy with a distinctive natural history and scenery, along with unforgettable wildlife encounters. Considered one of the more laidback and family-friendly hamlets in this archipelago, Marathon, FL (which spans roughly 10 miles over…

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Sombrero Beach in Marathon, Florida

By Jodi Mailander Farrell One of the best-kept beach secrets in the Florida Keys, Sombrero Beach on Marathon Key is a cozy backyard playground for islanders. The Keys is most acclaimed for its bars, sunsets and sea adventures, so mangrove-free Sombrero Beach is a lucky find. With its soft sand and…

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Sails Full of Florida: Moored in Marathon

By Kris Hundley For a sailor, the best part of Key West is near shore in Hawk Channel, protected by the reefs that stretch parallel to the island chain nearly all the way to Miami. The water runs spectacular shades of green blue, 20 feet deep and transparent to the bottom…

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The Florida Keys: The Sea Turtle Hospital on Marathon

Jeff Klinkenberg Richie Moretti, the famous sea turtle man, is one of the great environmental heroes of the Florida Keys. More than three decades ago the Volkswagen repairman moved to Marathon in the Central Keys to run a little motel and to do some fishing. He fished for mahi mahi and tarpon and…

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Activities to Enjoy in Marathon, Fla.

By Lauren Tjaden Nestled in the heart of the Florida Keys, you’ll find Marathon, a little enclave surrounded by emerald-hued waters. Here are just a few of the activities you can enjoy there…

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