Sombrero Beach
Sombrero Beach
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Supernoodler
    Mascot, Tennessee158 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great beach! Better than Curry Hammock and Bahia Honda imo.
    beautiful beach and water. Loved that there was shade available under some palm trees. There were two homeless people showering and the man took a very long time cleaning his unmentionables out in the open so if this is normal i would not take kids. Make sure and attend your parking!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 September 2023
  • Anne J
    Indianapolis, Indiana66 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice little beach
    There are not many beaches in the keys . This one is real nice it has sand and clear water. We were staying at key largo where there are a couple of areas they call a beach which I would not call a beach. Marathon is an hour drive and it is worth driving to to find a real beach.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 October 2023
  • Amy R
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best beach in the keys!
    Absolutely perfect spot! Not too busy, plenty of parking, nice amenities, beautiful clear water. On our first day we did see lots of jellyfish but after looking them up, we found out they are moon jellyfish and not as dangerous as the Man-o-War that they have signs warning about.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 November 2023
  • Kitty G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pack the kids and lunch for a great beach day!
    We found this place during our trolley tour with Island Trolley Tours. This a great place to spend the day with kids of all ages! There is something to do for everyone. We spent the day there. Beautiful beach, very clean and they do have picnic tables so pack a lunch we did!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 November 2023
  • Tyler B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Take the Daily Tour! They show you all that is available in Marathon to do!
    Rented a large vacation rental for the month in Marathon. The vacation rental had information on somethings to do. One was for Island Trolley Tours. The grannies wanted do the tour. We booked it for that afternoon. The plans my wife and I had made for this vacation went right out the window after taking the daily trolley tour! Most of our plans involved going to Key West we had no idea there was so much to do in Marathon. We rearranged our plans after taking the trolley. As the rest of the family trickled in we told them they needed to take the daily tour. They all came away the same way we did and planned their activities based on their experience on the trolley. I'm happy the grannies insisted we take the tour before the rest of the group came in. If you just arrived in Marathon take the daily tour - providing an overview of the activities and attractions available..
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 November 2023
  • Rosemarie S
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best beach in the Keys
    The best beach we found in all the keys. Even though it was crowded, the beach was big enough for everyone to have their little piece of paradise. Our golden retriever loved playing in the water and lounging under the palms. There is a $5/ hour parking fee but so worth it! Bathrooms are clean and plenty of showers to rinse off.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 December 2023
  • Heather K
    Bolton, Massachusetts158 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful beach in Maraton
    This was a beautiful beach; we went swimming during the day and back in the evening for the sunset. The seaweed had been removed, the water clarity was nice and if you go down to the end, around the corner there's a kayak launch and quieter area of the beach. We hope to go back and rent a house in this neighborhood - that's how much we loved the beach.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 December 2023
  • RoSerTal
    54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Felt like a private beach
    We went in January and stayed from 11am-2pm. Perfect times for us as the sun was shining and the beach was not as crowded. Its a great beach with multiple restrooms, volleyball courts and a small park. The Keys are not really beach towns, but this place was worth the visit when you want to relax on the beach.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 January 2024
  • 321maaree
    Melbourne, Florida445 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pristine public beach with volley ball
    Pretty public beach in Marathon. Easy to find. Take note of the 15mph speed limit and watch out for those speed humps. Beautiful beach to take a stroll or just chill. Too windy the day we were here, but check out the volley ball courts. Restrooms available.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 January 2024
  • Emily M
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous Beach
    Beautiful public beach. Clean large playground, great picnic tables, places with shade. Probably the best public beach in the area for swimming and relaxing. You have to pay for parking so if you can walk to the beach you should.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 March 2024
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Mirella C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Excellent location!!! Good and safe environment. Bathroom, gazebo and seating benches were extremely clean. Overall trails, kids playground area and sandy beach areas were well kept. Water was warm and excellent for swimming. City of Marathon Parks and Recreation did a very good job!!!
Written 9 May 2024
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ctwaternut
North Carloina53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This beach was a great location for swimming. Easy to get to and offers some shade if you’re lucky enough to find a vacant palm. Great place to picnic, swim, and sunbathe. Our favorite beach in the keys.
Written 29 April 2024
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Chicago1967
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Vacationing in Marathon the whole family went to Sombrero Beach. Could not figure out how to pay for parking, finally did. The beach has a ton of seaweed. Not used to that. It looks like it could use to be cleaned as well. The water was not crystal clear like all of the beaches I have been to. The sand could be raked and cleaned.
Written 29 April 2024
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Brandy G
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Clean and well maintained beach. Parking is close by and bathrooms were clean as well. Peaceful and the water is clear and blue. Lots of rock areas to wander around.
Written 20 April 2024
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PowerTrippers
Cocoa Beach, FL1,463 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Sombrero Beach itself is a very pretty, white sand beach with gorgeous, tropical looking water. You do have to pay to park, and the beach is pretty crowded, but if you can find a spot, it’s a great beach to hang out for the day.

The water is very warm and shallow, but still refreshing. There are nice facilities right next to the beach, and everything in and around the beach is very well maintained. We plan on returning to Sombrero Beach to relax and do some swimming. Recommended.

-The PowerTrippers
Written 7 April 2024
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Kailee S
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We were excited to stop by Sombrero Beach during our Christmas in the Keys vacation. It was so incredibly busy. We did find a dried up Portuguese Man O War, which was REALLY awesome!
Written 5 April 2024
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Rose Ann R
Crossville, TN72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
nice beach; set up and had the entire beach to ourselves for several hours. Not many people and allowed dog to run a little off leash. We took a snack, drinks and chairs to enjoy our time. Water was very nice
Written 28 March 2024
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4AngelsMommy
Cordova, AL45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We loved the beach. It was fairly crowded but plenty of space to lay out and enjoy the sun. The water was very blue. Sand volleyball courts were really nice. The beach cleared out by 3 and we had ample room to explore the area. There was some seaweed but who goes outdoors and doesn’t expect nature anyway? We parked at the very end of a row and didn’t see a parking meter so we never paid for parking. I didn’t see anyone paying so not sure what the reviews meant about an hourly charge. We stayed about 4 hours and had an enjoyable time.
Written 27 March 2024
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Joel137
Delray Beach, FL465 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Visiting the Keys on a regular basis we have come to realize it is a boater’s paradise, but not so much for beach lovers.
However, Sombrero Beach in Marathon Key is the exception.
It is a beautiful, white sand beach that goes a long way. Facilities such as showers and restrooms are available, along with ample parking and many access points to the beach. The water is a close walk from your parking. This is a family friendly beach, though no lifeguards. The water sparkles with colors of green and blue.
Pack a lunch, bring your chairs, umbrellas and sunscreen and have a great day.
Rosalie & Joel…Delray Beach, FL
Written 21 March 2024
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Jeff S
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Narrow beach but nice white sand and nice restroom/changing areas.
Parking is $5 per hour pay by card.
A couple of palm trees for shade, so you better bring your own shade with you.
Written 16 March 2024
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