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Sombrero Beach, Marathon

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For a first-hand view of nesting sea turtles, visit Sombrero Beach. The nests only occupy about 10 percent of the beach, while the rest of the soft sands are available for swimming and lounging. You can enjoy picnic pavilions and volleyball courts along this out-of-the-way spot. You'll find facilities with showers and restrooms as well. To visit Sombrero Beach and other attractions in Marathon, use our Marathon online sightseeing planner.
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  • Perfect, for a hot sunny summer day. Nice playground. Bathrooms ok Street parking but not free. Credit card accepted. 
    Perfect, for a hot sunny summer day. Nice playground. Bathrooms ok Street parking but not free. Credit card accepted.  more »
  • Tons of sea grass coming in this time of year so if you’re going to swim, you better like swimming in slime. Beyond that the beach is nice and the view is pretty good. 
    Tons of sea grass coming in this time of year so if you’re going to swim, you better like swimming in slime. Beyond that the beach is nice and the view is pretty good.  more »
  • This little beach is tucked away off the beaten path and was amazing. We snorkeled, met some friendly locals and tourists and had a lovely evening. Stop by , you won't be disappointed! 
    This little beach is tucked away off the beaten path and was amazing. We snorkeled, met some friendly locals and tourists and had a lovely evening. Stop by , you won't be disappointed!  more »
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  • Love this secluded getaway. Didn't really want to post about it. Love the fact that it's just far enough away to enjoy it without a huge crowd. Great beach volleyball courts to enjoy with family and friends. Dog friendly and very clean beach.
  • The water was quite murky, but I could see enough once I start snorkeling. Very smart to wear some kind of water socks. The broken shells and seaweed on the shore is hard to walk on. The best place to snorkel is near the rocky edge. All the shells we found were inhabited by sea life but it was really fun to see.
  • The beach is nice. It isn't huge, but it is more than you will get through most of the Keys. The water is relatively shallow, which makes it good for swimming. There are a lot of sea grasses, so you may want to stay close to the shore. The water can get cloudy. There are signs posted about jellyfish, but we didn't see any on our visit. There are bathrooms and showers. The best part of the beach is the playground, which is shaded. My kids loved it there. They would have spent all day going back and forth between the water and the playground if we had let them. Parking is free and is not a problem earlier in the day. However, it did get crowded later on.
  • Great place to take the dog especially early in the morning before anyone else is there. We took our paddle boards out and just off the beach about 50 yards we had a 4 ft blacktip shark swim right underneath us on a grass flat in about 18" of water! Beach area felt safe though maybe stay in the swim area and off the grass flats further out
  • This beach is gorgeous. Pretty packed even during the week.. outdoor showers were great and they look like they have perfect spaces for grilling and enjoying a party or two.

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