There are many parks and beaches in and around Marathon, Florida. If you’re looking for a sandy beach, a playground, a place to run your dog, or a place to launch your kayak, you are sure to find something that suits your needs.

Beaches

Sombrero Beach

Sombrero Beach is about a quarter mile of sandy beach that wraps around the corner at the west end and in to Sister Creek where there is a little more beach and a great spot to load, unload, and launch your kayak or SUP. Definitely the most popular beach in Marathon. Hours are from 7:30am until dusk. From US 1 turn south on Sombrero Beach Road (the lights at Publix) and follow it right to the end.

Coco Plum Beach

Coco Plum Beach is over a half mile of beach on the ocean side with an adjacent wetland. There are two parts to it; the main beach on the west side of the parking area, and the “wild side” which is to the east. Hours are from 7:30am until dusk. To get there, turn south off US 1 at Coco Plum Drive (the first lights as you’re coming in to Marathon) and drive for about a mile and a half. The parking area will be on the right side of the road.

Curry Hammock State Park

Though not actually a Marathon city park or beach, it’s good to note that our closest State Park is nearby. A small beach with several picnic pavillions, ample parking, and a great kayak/SUP launch area are some of the notable features of this park. Hours are 8am to sunset. There is a small fee for entry.

Parks

Marathon Community Park

Located at 200 36th Street Ocean (MM49), Marathon Community Park has a lot to offer its visitors. Tennis courts, little league fields, soccer fields, hockey/basketball courts, picnic areas, restrooms and an amphitheater are just some of the amenities available. The park is open from 7:30am until 10:00pm.

Skate Park

Adjacent to the community park on the east end is the skate park. Featuring rails, kickers, quarter pipes, a half-pipe, and a good sized kidney shaped bowl, the skate park has something for every level of skater. Safety equipment is required and visitors must sign in and out. Each skater (or guardian) is required to sign a waiver.

Jesse Hobbs Park

Jesse Hobbs Park features a playground, a lighted basketball court, bleachers, and restrooms. It is located on the corner of the Overseas Highway and 41st Street gulf side. Hours are from 7:30am until dusk.

Marathon Dog Park

Located beside the Children’s Rotary Park, the Marathon Dog Park is located between 75th and 76th streets ocean side. There are two areas, one for larger dogs and one for smaller dogs, for your pet’s supervised off-leash playtime. Please read and observe the rules while visiting the dog park. Hours are 7:30am until dusk.

Children’s Rotary Park

Located at 7575 Overseas Highway (between 75th and 76th streets), Children’s Rotary Park is a great place for children to play. A large playground, picnic pavilion with tables, and restrooms facilities make this the ideal spot to spend an afternoon.

1st Street Playground (KCB)

Located at the east end of Key Colony Beach between 1st and 2nd streets, the First Street Playground has a small but modern playground, a swing set, and a small picnic pavilion.

7th Street Playground (KCB)

Located at the end of 7th Street in Key Colony Beach, this playground has two small climbing structures, a swing set, and a small tiki with a picnic table. There is also a multi-use court and some shade trees. It’s is adjacent to the Key Colony Beach Golf Course (9 hole, par 3), the city tennis/pickle ball courts, and the bocce ball courts.

Sunset Park (KCB)

A KCB institution, Sunset Park is an amazing place to watch the sun set any time of year. Its southwestern exposure gives great views all year long. Limited parking, but if you’re lucky you might catch the Sunset Singers singing The Islands of Marathon (The official song of Marathon) right when the sun sets. It is located at the west end of West Ocean Drive. It is open for use from 7:30am until dusk.