Lower Keys Top 10+

There are so many places and things to see and do when on vacation in our area. Here we made a list of 10 of our favourite things to see and do for both adults and children, while enjoying your vacation.

The list is in no particular order.

 

Sombrero Beach in Marathon Florida Keys

Sombrero Beach is one of the top two beach parks in the Florida Keys. You’ll find Sombrero Beach about a mile off US1 at mile marker 50 on the Atlantic side. If you’re heading south, take a left onto Sombrero Beach Boulevard and follow it till the end. And it’s more than a beach, it’s an oceanside park complete with picnic shelters, tables, a children’s playground, nice bathrooms and it’s handicap accessible. Snorkeling is good here, too!

2. Dolphin Research Center

Whether you spend a couple of hours or the entire day, there’s always something to see and do at Dolphin Research Center. Learn about the amazing animals and the importance of conservation in educational narrated sessions and presentations. Get to know them personally in a fun-filled interactive program. We’re a nonprofit education and research facility in the fabulous Florida Keys. For more information, visit www.dolphins.org.

 

3. Big Game Sportfishing

Big Game Sportfishing is the way to go! Captain Ariel knows his way around the Keys and will put you on some serious fish. His mate, Joel, takes great care of the group. The boat is clean and comfortable. Ariel is professional and fun! ”
For more info: big game sportfish

 

4. Interactive Aquarium Encounter 

Our Aquarium serves two main functions that contribute to the development of passionate marine conservationists.

First, our exclusive attractions and encounters utilize a hands-on approach to the introduction of the unique Florida Keys marine environment and the unique marine animals that inhabit it! Through the personal interaction with a variety of marine species, our visitors are able to cultivate a perspective of the ocean that extends beyond that which is normally taught in a classroom.

Second, our entire park is setup as an interactive learning center which serves to cultivate a better understanding of the conservation of the unique marine environment found in the fabulous Florida Keys. As barrier islands off of the Florida Coast, the Florida Keys serve as a boundary between the Gulf of Mexico to the North and the powerful Gulfstream and Caribbean Sea to the Southeast.

 

5. The Turtle Hospital

You can get close to a threatened or endangered sea turtle species any day of the year with a tour of The Turtle Hospital.
Located in the Florida Keys, the Turtle Hospital in Marathon is a non-profit rehabilitation center that rescues, cares for and houses injured turtles – and has been doing so since 1986. The Turtle Hospital also educates visitors about turtles and how to protect them. The hospital is responsible for releasing over 1,500 turtles back into the wild.

 

6. Marathon Snorkeling Tours

Would you like to enjoy a day snorkeling on the most famous part of the third largest barrier reef in the world? Join the fun and friendly crew at Starfish Marathon Snorkeling Tours for a day trip to magnificent Sombrero Reef, where you can enjoy a leisurely swim among the many fish and corals in a protected underwater paradise. We will make your Marathon snorkeling adventure comfortable, exciting, and unforgettable aboard our entirely covered catamaran, outfitted with a freshwater shower and concessions. We offer a family-friendly environment suitable for all ages, and we even include your snorkeling gear. Join one of our snorkel tours in Marathon and discover one of Florida’s most hidden natural jewels.

 

7. Kayak, Bike, Paddle Board, Electric Bike Rentals Marathon, Florida Keys

Welcome to Wheels-2-Go!we’re in the heart of the Florida keys, 1/2 way between Key Largo and Key West. We are Marathon Florida’s only spot for Kayak, Bike, Paddle board and Sea Sled Rentals. Our business is located in the heart of Marathon, South of the Airport and across the street from McDonald’s. We’ll give you a detailed island map and set you free to explore everything from Iguanas, Dolphins and secret beaches, to snorkeling, diving and our islands dining and drinking hot spots. Wheels-2-Go! has the largest inventory of Kayaks, Bikes, Electric Bikes, Paddle boards & Zayak Sea Sleds for rent & sale in the Florida Keys. & AT THE BEST PRICES.

 

8. The Seven Mile Bridge

The Seven Mile Bridge is a famous bridge in the Florida Keys, in Monroe County, Florida, United States. It connects Knight’s Key (part of the city of Marathon, Florida) in the Middle Keys to Little Duck Key in the Lower Keys. Among the longest bridges in existence when it was built, it is part of the Overseas Highway in the Keys, which is part of the 2,369-mile U.S. Route 1.

There are two bridges in this location. The modern bridge is open to vehicular traffic; the older one only to pedestrians and cyclists. The older bridge, originally known as the Knights Key-Pigeon Key-Moser Channel-Pacet Channel Bridge, was constructed from 1909 to 1912 under the direction of Henry Flagler and Clarence S. Coe as part of the Florida East Coast Railway’s Key West Extension, also known as the Overseas Railroad.

 

9. The Marathon Wild Bird Center

The Marathon Wild Bird Center is located on the northern section of the nature trails. Since 1995, the rescue hospital has rehabilitated over 16,000 wild birds of different species and released them back into their natural habitat. The Marathon Wild Bird Center claimed Francis and Mary Crane’s former garage and tennis courts near the Crane House for use in the bird center operation. Over the years, the “garage” has been outfitted with as full hospital including X-ray equipment and surgical facilities. Indoor cages keep injured and sick wild birds safe and comfortable during their recovery. As their recovery progresses, they are moved to the outside facilities. There you can observe the recovering pelicans, double-crested cormorants, gulls, hawks, ospreys, shorebirds and songbirds (passerines).

 

10. Florida Keys Country Club

Welcome to Florida Keys Country Club, the premier facility for Florida Keys golf, tennis and country club life. Our club is sprawled over nearly 139 acres of lush, lagoon-linked tropical lands, and it just so happens to be the only non-residential development country club in the entire Keys.

Florida Keys Golf & Tennis at its Finest

The real attraction at Florida Keys Country Club is the popular golf layout. Play at Florida Keys Country Club spans 6,500 yards, creating a challenge for golfers of all levels. This course was crafted by Mark Mahannah. Touring professionals, serious club competitors and even casual amateurs enjoy this tough yet forgiving course that is rich with palm tree-lined fairways, lush manicured greens and breathtaking views. This is a must-play Florida Keys golf course that will have you reaching for every club in your bag during your round.