Marathon, located in the Middle Keys off the southern coast of the mainland peninsula of Florida, is one of the most beautiful places to unwind, even live, work, and play. Just over nine and one half square miles in size, Marathon has a lot to see and do.
With the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Gulf of Mexico to the west, the weather is pleasant and warm, no matter what month is on the calendar. Plus, there’s plenty to see and do in Marathon.
The Weather and Lifestyle of Marathon
Life in Marathon is quintessential tropical living. No matter the time of year, the weather is great for being outdoors. Summers are beautiful and winters are so mild, it’s not unusual to be on the beach during December, January, or February.
Overnight lows during the winter months dip into the sixties, with daytime highs reaching into the seventies, and sometimes, into the eighties. There’s an ever present breeze sweeping across Marathon, making it wonderful all the time.
Things to Do and See In and Near Marathon
If you’re a fan of the water, Marathon and the Keys are the place to be. Dive the coral reefs, or shipwrecks in the area. See all of the colorful fish gliding through the water and get up close with dolphins and rays. Speaking of dolphins, the Dolphin Research Center is a great place to visit, as is Turtle Hospital.
Take a day to visit Pigeon Key Preservation, Curry Hammock State Park, the Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, or see the historic Seven Mile Bridge.
Get out on the water and sail the Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico. There’s also water skiing, jet skiing, parasailing, and of course, lots and lots of fishing opportunities. Whether you like the challenge of sport fishing or want the deep water, it’s right here.
Experience all this and more in Marathon.
Conveniently situated in the Heart of the Florida Keys, Marathon is the ideal vacation destination for families, fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts. Marathon ...
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