Sombrero Beach

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Sombrero Beach which includes a beach and general coastal views

Play beach games; go swimming, kayaking or snorkeling; and lounge in the sun at one of Marathon’s most visited beaches.

Shady picnic areas, a carpet of white sand and dive sites just meters from the shore have helped cement this popular beach’s reputation as one of the best in the Florida Keys. Bring the family to Sombrero Beach to frolic in the calm water and enjoy beach activities or a barbecue.

Sombrero Beach is a stretch of public beach just off the Overseas Highway and has been developed to allow a range of activities to take place. Dive or snorkel in the pristine water or rent a kayak and set out exploring. Join in a game of beach soccer on the sand. Take notice of the unusual shapes of the grains of sand when you relax in shady groves provided by the coconut palms that line the beach.

As one of Marathon’s main beaches, Sombrero Beach is particularly busy on weekends. While this makes for a festive atmosphere, you’ll want to arrive early to secure a good spot by the water. Rent a banana lounge and an umbrella for some added comfort. During the week, the beach is much quieter.

In the evenings Sombrero Beach is one of the best places to watch the sun set in Marathon. Its location on the ocean side of the key means you have an unobstructed view of the sun descending beyond the horizon. Use the barbecue pits provided to enjoy some fresh seafood or a steak as you watch the sun go down.

While the beach is not patrolled for most of the year, the gentle conditions make it perfect for swimming with children. Experienced swimmers will love exploring the deeper water, where tropical fish and turtles swim around. From April until October, Sombrero Beach is a nesting site for loggerhead turtles, and some areas of the beach are protected.

Sombrero Beach is located in the heart of Marathon and can easily be reached on foot or bike from the town. Visitors coming by car from other Keys will find free parking at the top of the beach. The beach is closed at night.

Top Hotels Close to Sombrero Beach

Banana Bay Resort & Marina
Banana Bay Resort & Marina
3 out of 5
4590 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $139 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Situated in Marathon, this golf hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Crane Point Museum and Nature Center, Fishermen's Community Hospital, and Florida Keys Country ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,038 reviews)
"Property was a bit run down. No housekeeping. Staff was very nice."

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Banana Bay Resort & Marina
Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club
Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club
4 out of 5
1996 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL
The price is $151 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 15
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! (957 reviews)
"Rooms could use a little updating"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club
Tranquility Bay Beachfront Hotel and Resort
Tranquility Bay Beachfront Hotel and Resort
4 out of 5
2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL
The price is $269 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Nestled on the beach, this Marathon resort is within a 10-minute walk of The Turtle Hospital and Fishermen's Community Hospital. Vaca Key and Pigeon Key Foundation ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (986 reviews)
"Spectacular location, nice a quiet but most of all feels private been in there."

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Tranquility Bay Beachfront Hotel and Resort
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Banana Bay Resort & Marina
Banana Bay Resort & Marina
3 out of 5
4590 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL
The price is $139 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Banana Bay Resort & Marina
Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club
Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club
4 out of 5
1996 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL
The price is $151 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 15
Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club
Tranquility Bay Beachfront Hotel and Resort
Tranquility Bay Beachfront Hotel and Resort
4 out of 5
2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL
The price is $269 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Tranquility Bay Beachfront Hotel and Resort
P00 - 500 Corte De Luna
P00 - 500 Corte De Luna
Marathon, FL
P00 - 500 Corte De Luna
Blue Marlin House: Sombrero Beach 3/3.5 with 200-ft Deepwater Dock, Pool
Blue Marlin House: Sombrero Beach 3/3.5 with 200-ft Deepwater Dock, Pool
Marathon, FL
Blue Marlin House: Sombrero Beach 3/3.5 with 200-ft Deepwater Dock, Pool
P82 - 505 Corte Del Brisas
P82 - 505 Corte Del Brisas
Marathon, FL
P82 - 505 Corte Del Brisas
~WORK FROM HOME WITH US AT OUR HOME~FALL SPECIALS~$500/NT+FEES/not holidays
~WORK FROM HOME WITH US AT OUR HOME~FALL SPECIALS~$500/NT+FEES/not holidays
Marathon, FL
~WORK FROM HOME WITH US AT OUR HOME~FALL SPECIALS~$500/NT+FEES/not holidays
Family Canalfront Home w/ Private Pool, Dock, Gas Grill, & Balcony - One Dog OK!
Family Canalfront Home w/ Private Pool, Dock, Gas Grill, & Balcony - One Dog OK!
Marathon, FL
Family Canalfront Home w/ Private Pool, Dock, Gas Grill, & Balcony - One Dog OK!
P87 - 2010 Sombrero in Marathon
P87 - 2010 Sombrero in Marathon
Marathon, FL
P87 - 2010 Sombrero in Marathon
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.