Welcome to Marathon!
Marathon is a 10-mile-long family-oriented island community conveniently situated in the middle of the Keys island chain, comprised mainly of Vaca Key, Fat Deer Key and Grassy Key.
Marathon's fishing heritage, old-Keys lifestyle and seafaring traditions are themes celebrated in the area's accommodations, such as private waterfront vacation homes, small hotels, beachside inns and tropical, family-style resorts. The area is popular for its annual seafood festivals and waterside restaurants that harvest and serve fresh fish, lobster and stone crab claws from local waters.
For anglers, waters teem with offshore billfish and tuna in the winter, bridge-hugging tarpon in the spring and dolphin fish in the summer.