Being about 1 hour from Key West and Key Largo, Marathon is the Heart of the Florida Keys.
These islands are steeped with the rich Florida history of Henry Flagler’s railroad days. The name Marathon came about by the railroad workers who were working night and day to complete the railway. Due to the unrelenting pace and struggle to complete the project, the popular exclamation, “This is getting to be a real Marathon”, is how the name originated. Vaca Key and Knights Key were actual railroad stations for the Overseas Railroad, as was the now named Marathon.
Before the railroad, the settlers here were farmers, wreckers and fishermen. To this day, Marathon maintains its claim to some of the best fishing in the world. Great fishing, along with beautiful beaches, warm weather and residents proud to call Marathon home are some of the reasons many visitors from all over the world choose to spend time in Marathon, the Heart of the Florida Keys.
Coco Plum Beach
Sunset Bay Park
Events & Activities
Accessible by Boat
It's good food and friendly atmosphere have been enjoyed by notable patrons such as Ernest Hemingway, Jimmy Hoffa, and Elizabeth Taylor.
Marathon Bagel Co.
A great breakfast menu focused on bagels, pastries, & American fare in a casual space with outdoor tables.
Top deck bar, great sandwich platters, live entertainment, great place to hang out.
Overseas Pub and Grill
Old-school, landmark spot for drinks & pub classics like prime rib, plus live music & ice cream.
Great mom-and-pop Italian restaurant serving build-your-own pasta, baked entrees & sweet finales like tiramisu.
Lazy Days South
Beachfront seafood eatery with nautical accents, deck seating, views & a cook-your-catch option.
Chic bayside restaurant & bar at Faro Blanco Resort offering seafood, happy hour & lighthouse views.
Seafood eats & tropical drinks are whipped up at this chill waterside hangout with live music.
Cocos boat Rentals
50 Coco Plum Dr, Marathon, FL 33050
All Aboard Boat Rentals
129 Ave A, Marathon, FL 33050
Marathon Boat Rentals Inc.
12240 Overseas Hwy b, Marathon, FL 33050
Vacation Boat Rentals
4681 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
10499 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
5994 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
Islander Bike & Kayak Rental
2244 Overseas Hwy a, Marathon, FL 33050