Seven Mile Bridge

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Seven Mile Bridge showing general coastal views and a bridge

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
The price is $195 per night from Feb 21 to Feb 22
Situated by the ocean, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Vaca Key and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Seven Mile Bridge. Pigeon Key Foundation and The Turtle Hospital ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (764 reviews)
"We had a very enjoyable time at the property. The room was clean, neat and just what we needed for the weekend. The onsite housekeeper, Pam, was very pleasant and helpful. While the onsite ice machine was out of commission, this wasn't a big deal. The only issue we had was finding an open parking ..."

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2022

Captain Pip's at Knight's Key Inn
Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club
Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club
4 out of 5
1996 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL
The price is $231 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Located in the heart of Marathon, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Turtle Hospital and Pigeon Key Foundation. Crane Point Museum and Nature Center and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (999 reviews)
"Very nice hotel. Comfortable and beautiful grounds. We would have appreciated a microwave in the room. Food in lobby was very expensive and no free coffee available in lobby. There is a small one cup coffee maker in the room but only a few coffee trays. Staff was super friendly and helpful"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club
Isla Bella Beach Resort & Spa
Isla Bella Beach Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
1 Knights Key Boulevard, MM 47, Marathon, FL
The price is $399 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Nestled on the beach, this Marathon resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Vaca Key and The Turtle Hospital. Seven Mile Bridge and Florida Keys Country Club are also ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,082 reviews)
"Great place! Highly recommended! Must stay when visiting the Keys!!"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Isla Bella Beach Resort & Spa
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
The price is $195 per night from Feb 21 to Feb 22
Captain Pip's at Knight's Key Inn
Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club
Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club
4 out of 5
1996 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL
The price is $231 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club
Isla Bella Beach Resort & Spa
Isla Bella Beach Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
1 Knights Key Boulevard, MM 47, Marathon, FL
The price is $399 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Isla Bella Beach Resort & Spa
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!
007 CONCH COTTAGE ~ 2BED/1.5BATH Peleton Included and 40ft boat slip
007 CONCH COTTAGE ~ 2BED/1.5BATH Peleton Included and 40ft boat slip
Marathon, FL
007 CONCH COTTAGE ~ 2BED/1.5BATH Peleton Included and 40ft boat slip
Forever Vacation Home by Otero’s
Forever Vacation Home by Otero’s
Marathon, FL
Forever Vacation Home by Otero’s
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.