Seven Mile Bridge

Seven Mile Bridge showing general coastal views and a bridge

Seven Mile Bridge

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Walk, jog, cycle or drive across one of the longest bridges in North America to take in the scenic ocean views it provides.

Once among the longest bridges in the world, the Old Seven Mile Bridge connects Marathon with the southern Keys. Travel along the Overseas Highway to cross this feat of modern engineering and experience the sweeping vistas and incredible photo opportunities. Follow it out and keep going to Pigeon Key, where you can admire the snaking bridge from afar.

Walk along the pedestrian section of the bridge and learn about the history of the railroad that was once so integral to the Keys.

The quickest way to see the bridge is by driving across it from Marathon to reach Little Duck Key and the scenic Veterans Memorial Park. The Seven Mile Bridge was built very low to the sea beneath it, so at times it is as if you are driving on water. As you sit on the sandy beaches of the park, you can gaze back across the bridge. Visit at sunset to admire the huge concrete portions of the bridge glowing in the amber light. Look for the small arc in the center of the bridge where it peaks at a height of 65 feet (19.8 meters), allowing taller boats to pass beneath.

Another way to explore the bridge is by renting a bicycle from the northern end of the bridge. Cycle the 2.2-mile (3.5-kilometer) section of the Old Seven Mile Bridge that leads to Pigeon Key. The leisurely ride reveals a lot of historical information and you can also see the original tracks used on the Overseas Railroad. Enjoy a picnic on Pigeon Key before heading back to Marathon.

A final option is jogging. Each April the bridge closes for an afternoon so thousands of joggers can come together to take over the bridge. The Seven Mile Bridge Run is a family-friendly event that has been taking place since 1982 as a celebration of the bridge.

The Seven Mile Bridge begins in Marathon and runs for just shy of 7 miles (11.3 kilometers) until it reaches Little Duck Key. The road is public, and there is no toll charge.

Top Hotels Close to Seven Mile Bridge

Captain Pip's at Knight's Key Inn
Captain Pip's at Knight's Key Inn
3 out of 5
40 Kyle Way W, Marathon, FL, 33050
The price is $149 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 7
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Marathon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and free bicycles on site. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (822 reviews)
"Was not aware there was no elevator or easier access to room. Also rained & cars were in large puddles. No one advised this was a issue"

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Captain Pip's at Knight's Key Inn
Isla Bella Beach Resort & Spa
Isla Bella Beach Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
1 Knights Key Boulevard, MM 47, Marathon, FL, 33050
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $287 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Marathon. Enjoy free WiFi, 5 outdoor pools, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,042 reviews)
"Was an awesome stay. One improvement would be more options for on site dinning"

Reviewed on May 14, 2022

Isla Bella Beach Resort & Spa
Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club
Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club
4 out of 5
1996 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL, 33050
The price is $187 per night from May 26 to May 27
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Marathon. Enjoy 2 outdoor pools, 2 restaurants, and a marina. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,068 reviews)
"Beautiful resort, very peaceful with two pools and an on site restaurant and bar. Plenty of things to do. Rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff were all fantastic, very friendly, helpful, and welcoming. Will definitely stay with them again next time I visit Marathon."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Seven Mile Bridge

Captain Pip's at Knight's Key Inn
Captain Pip's at Knight's Key Inn
3 out of 5
40 Kyle Way W, Marathon, FL, 33050
The price is $149 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 7
Captain Pip's at Knight's Key Inn
Isla Bella Beach Resort & Spa
Isla Bella Beach Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
1 Knights Key Boulevard, MM 47, Marathon, FL, 33050
The price is $287 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Isla Bella Beach Resort & Spa
Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club
Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club
4 out of 5
1996 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL, 33050
The price is $187 per night from May 26 to May 27
Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club
P74 - 23 Kyle Way in Marathon
P74 - 23 Kyle Way in Marathon
Marathon, FL
P74 - 23 Kyle Way in Marathon
3 Bedroom Island Villa in the heart of the Keys!
3 Bedroom Island Villa in the heart of the Keys!
Marathon, FL
3 Bedroom Island Villa in the heart of the Keys!
Tropical 3 Bedroom Island Villa in the heart of the Keys!
Tropical 3 Bedroom Island Villa in the heart of the Keys!
Marathon, FL
Tropical 3 Bedroom Island Villa in the heart of the Keys!
Reel'em Inn NEW LISTING Waterfront, Dock on the Atlantic!
Reel'em Inn NEW LISTING Waterfront, Dock on the Atlantic!
Marathon, FL
Reel'em Inn NEW LISTING Waterfront, Dock on the Atlantic!
Tranquility Bay Beachfront Hotel and Resort
Tranquility Bay Beachfront Hotel and Resort
4 out of 5
2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL, 33050
The price is $269 per night from May 24 to May 25
Tranquility Bay Beachfront Hotel and Resort
Courtyard by Marriott Marathon Florida Keys
Courtyard by Marriott Marathon Florida Keys
3 out of 5
2146 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL, 33050
The price is $224 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Courtyard by Marriott Marathon Florida Keys
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.