Marathon Commerce & Culture
If it’s not apparent, recreation on Marathon skews heavily toward water-based activities. Marathon offers unparalleled diving, snorkeling, and spearfishing in the surrounding seas — plus great kayaking and paddleboarding in estuaries and bays. Beaches are marvelous, only boosted by the year-round island-ideal climate. Meanwhile, hiking trails and parks keep nature close even when you don’t want to get your feet wet. Fresh catches of fish, lobster, and stone crab highlight the dining scene, where you’ll drink in the sunset views right along with a tropical cocktail. Shops are spread out along Marathon’s under 10-mile length, including outlets for beach basics and the kind of quirky boutiques only the Florida Keys can offer. Despite the fish that often find themselves on the menu, Marathon cherishes its native sea creatures with organizations dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating dolphins and sea turtles.