Rich in history, Marathon, called the Heart of the Florida Keys, includes Boot, Knights, Hog, Vaca, Stirrup, Crawl and Little Crawl keys, East and West Sister's Island, Deer and Fat Deer keys, Long Pine and Grassy keys.
Centered on Vaca Key, Marathon got its name from workers on Henry Flagler's railroad, who worked night and day to meet Flagler's construction schedule. The unrelenting pace had crews saying, "This is getting to be a real Marathon."
Settlements on the islands of Marathon can be traced back to the early 1800s, when Bahamians established tropical fruit farms and New England fishermen inhabited the region.
The Florida Keys' boating destination boasts homey resorts, luxury accommodations and the conveniences of a modern community, including two major chain grocery stores, a hospital and plenty of shopping opportunities, while still retaining the charm of its roots as a 19th-century fishing village.
1410 Overseas Highway
On-the-water accommodations with rental boats...
58743 Overseas Highway
Waterfront rooms, efficiencies and apartments next to Dolphin Research Center... read more
1275 76th Street
(Mile Marker 50 Oceanside)
4900 Overseas Highway
Mile Marker 49
Water views and tropical acreage... read more
11600 1st Avenue Gulf
Vacation rentals with full marina... read more
57612 Overseas Highway
Cozy, quiet beachfront hotel on Grassy Key...
5000 Overseas Highway
Newly remodeled "Old Keys" style rooms with refrigerators, microwaves, and coffeemakers... read more
19 Sombrero Blvd
A condominium resort with all the amenities to make your stay complete... read more
2600 Overseas Highway
Luxury beach house resort and vacation resort for families... read more
1688 OVERSEAS HIGHWAY
Mile Marker 48