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Sombrero Beach

Marathon, FL 33050
+1 305-743-0033
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Best beach in the keys!

If you want a traditional beach, this is the best one in the keys! There is limited space, but it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brandi T
Blackshear, Georgia
Nice Beach

Beach has limited shade and lots of sea grass in the water. Also saw signs that warned of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kevin S
Vancouver, Washington
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Marathon, FL 33050
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a traditional beach, this is the best one in the keys! There is limited space, but it is a traditional beach!

Thank Brandi T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beach has limited shade and lots of sea grass in the water. Also saw signs that warned of Portuguese Man of War. I went for a long swim and did not see any but was a bit worried about getting stung. It was nice for...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hurricane Irma is on the way so that might account for the lack of people. Nice stretch of beach, water was warm, a lot of seaweed. Some shade, restrooms close, picnic tables, and playground area. Lovely breeze coming off the water. Spent the entire day...More

Thank LibbyBuche
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is on Marathon and not far from our motel. Make sure you wear sunscreen. Had a great time!! Wear water shoes for walking on the reef and plants...

Thank Earl W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rode bikes to the beach from our resort in Marathon, swam, bought ice cream from an ice cream truck, and felt like kids again. A perfect family beach.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beaitiful beach and very kid friendly. The water is clear and has restrooms and places to change. I would recommend this beach

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach is very pretty and the sand is soft. It was a little crowded but we easily found room to swim. There was a warning about jellyfish...and I had a close encounter with one. Be careful swimming. This beach is also free and easy...More

Thank Scarlett D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for the kids to swim and snorkel on our way to Key West. There wasn't much room or beach area and there was a lot of seaweed so we didn't stay. We continued driving.

1  Thank miss1397
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for a sandy beach in the Keys, this is it! It's free and pretty easy parking. There are some rocks to watch out for in the water but generally, it is a great place to swim. Beautiful views and calm waters. Love...More

Thank Vanessa R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Florida Keys doesn't have the great beaches. We visited one in Key Largo, one in Islamorada, one in Key West, and two in Marathon area. This one was the best one by far. Decent sand. Fair size. Some okay Snorkeling.

Thank Bill S
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Carolina Z
11 June 2017|
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Response from Jane J | Reviewed this property |
No. There are no docks. There are several areas along the coast, close to Sombrero beach where you can dock, but not on the beach itself.
Michael C
30 May 2017|
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Response from Janice Y | Reviewed this property |
they are mild. I would not go out in evenings or nights without a repellent. the city does spray by plane however the skeeters are still around