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 Marathon, in the Heart of the Florida Keys.

Marathon Key is in the center point of the Florida Keys. (half way in between the main land of Dade County and Key West). A drive over Highway US 1 or Scenic Highway of bout two hours from Miami.

Right at the center of these chain of islands named "Florida Keys" you'll find this old fashion tropical American life styled jewel.

Right at the center of these chain of islands named "Florida Keys" you'll find this old fashion tropical American life styled jewel.

A very charming and family oriented community, all set on a natural and peaceful environment, where you'll find interesting and unusual things and activities to get busy, as well as friendly and sociable people.

It's a 10 mile long group of islands that comprises Vaca Key, Fat Deer Key, Grassy Key, Long Point Key, Crawl Key, Knight's Fey, and a little farther as you leave Marathon at the end of the section of the old 7 miles bridge on your right is Pigeon Key.

All this area is considered the community of Marathon..you will see the welcome sign at the entrance, now you know where you are...Marathon Islands.

Welcome to the islands of marathonin the Florida Keys.
The Islands of Marathon's baundary sign.

It's a 10 mile long group of islands that comprises Vaca Key, Fat Deer Key, Grassy Key, Long Point Key, Crawl Key, Knight's Fey, and a little farther as you leave Marathon at the end of the section of the old 7 miles bridge on your right is Pigeon Key.

All this area is considered the community of Marathon..you will see the welcome sign at the entrance, now you know where you are...Marathon Islands.

The Marathon Key boundaries starts on the mile marker 61 to the mile marker 47 of US 1, after this last point are what many considered some of the best views of the Florida Keys Scenic Highway.

You can find some excellent sport fishing charter boats at the marinas of Marathon, good spearfishing and diving sites on the nearby reefs and a few lobster tickling areas.

 Traveltng over the new section of the seven mile bridge in Marathon Key, under is the navagational channel for marine traffic.

The marine environment ever present on the Florida Keys is very strong here. It's a strong connection of these islands with the sea, present every where on the Florida Keys as well. Don't forget that the waters of the Golf of Mexico and the Caribbean wash this shores, and Marathon is also a city of fishermen and sea men.

Things to do when you are in Marathon.

 Entrance to the Old Seven Mile Bridge, Marathon Key, a walk or bike ride over the bridge takes us to the historic island of Pigeon Key.

Park your vehicle at the very end of the Knight's Key where the 7 Miles Bridge entrance is and experience one of the best Florida Keys sights ever. Walking or bicycling over the old bridge to the nearby Pigeon Key and visiting this historical site is a rapture from every day routine...what a beautiful site! The bridge was constructed by Henry Flagler in 1912 as an extension of the Florida Keys railroad bridge project.

Some of  Marathon Key points of interest and tourist attractions.

Nice restaurants to stop for a good meal, excellent hotels, resorts and vacation rental properties.

Dolphin encounters, eco-tours, salt water adventures, snooba and scuba diving, beaches and more, in the proximity of a pleasant and friendly family oriented residential district.

About the activities, festivities, and celebrations...we could write a lot more!

Consider flying into the heart of the Keys!

The Marathon Airport, one of the two major airports in the Florida Keys.

Marathon has one private airport, where is possible to book a charter flight to airports in Florida and other southern states. The largest and most important airport in then Florida Keys is the Key West International Airport.

Marathon's airport is at 9400 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, Florida Keys. 33050.

Information # 305 289 6060

Learn about air travel to the Florida Keys.

All of this and more is Marathon Key...This jewel in the heart of the Florida Keys!


With Cheap Flights.com you can find car rentals, hotels and flights deals. (Flights-Miami to Key West) For private charter flights from Marathon it's best to call the Marathon's airport. at 305 289 6060.-for information.

Marathon's related pages:

About the activities and attractions of Marathon.

Map of the group of islands of Marathon.

The historic island of Pigeon Key.

Some good restaurants in Marathon.

Family vacations in Marathon.

Learn about air travel to the Marathon's Airport.

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Swimming with dolphins in the Florida Keys.

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The Key West Historic Light House and other Museums and Landmarks.

Historic Sites.

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Kitesurfing in Islamorada, right at the Whale Harbor Marina.

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View of the Bahia Honda State Park's Beach taken from the top of the old bridge.

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Beaches in Key West.

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Hotels in Marathon & Islamorada.