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Seven Mile Bridge

Walk, jog, cycle or drive across one of the longest bridges in North America to take in the scenic ocean views it provides.

Once among the longest bridges in the world, the Old Seven Mile Bridge connects Marathon with the southern Keys. Travel along the Overseas Highway to cross this feat of modern engineering and experience the sweeping vistas and incredible photo opportunities. Follow it out and keep going to Pigeon Key, where you can admire the snaking bridge from afar. 

Walk along the pedestrian section of the bridge and learn about the history of the railroad that was once so integral to the Keys.

The quickest way to see the bridge is by driving across it from Marathon to reach Little Duck Key and the scenic Veterans Memorial Park. The Seven Mile Bridge was built very low to the sea beneath it, so at times it is as if you are driving on water. As you sit on the sandy beaches of the park, you can gaze back across the bridge. Visit at sunset to admire the huge concrete portions of the bridge glowing in the amber light. Look for the small arc in the center of the bridge where it peaks at a height of 65 feet (19.8 meters), allowing taller boats to pass beneath.

Another way to explore the bridge is by renting a bicycle from the northern end of the bridge. Cycle the 2.2-mile (3.5-kilometer) section of the Old Seven Mile Bridge that leads to Pigeon Key. The leisurely ride reveals a lot of historical information and you can also see the original tracks used on the Overseas Railroad. Enjoy a picnic on Pigeon Key before heading back to Marathon.

A final option is jogging. Each April the bridge closes for an afternoon so thousands of joggers can come together to take over the bridge. The Seven Mile Bridge Run is a family-friendly event that has been taking place since 1982 as a celebration of the bridge.

The Seven Mile Bridge begins in Marathon and runs for just shy of 7 miles (11.3 kilometers) until it reaches Little Duck Key. The road is public, and there is no toll charge.


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Courtyard by Marriott Marathon Florida Keys AU$334
Courtyard by Marriott Marathon Florida Keys

Courtyard by Marriott Marathon Florida Keys

2146 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Marathon, this beach hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from The Turtle Hospital and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Seven Mile Bridge. Pretty Joe Rock and Vaca Key are also within 1 mile (2 km).

    Isla Bella Beach Resort & Spa AU$517
    Isla Bella Beach Resort & Spa

    Isla Bella Beach Resort & Spa

    1 Knights Key Boulevard, MM 47, Marathon, FL
       
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Nestled on the beach, this Marathon resort is within a 15-minute walk of Vaca Key and Seven Mile Bridge. The Turtle Hospital and Florida Keys Country Club are also within 6 mi (10 km).

      Tranquility Bay Beachfront Hotel and Resort AU$301
      Tranquility Bay Beachfront Hotel and Resort

      Tranquility Bay Beachfront Hotel and Resort

      2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Nestled on the beach, this Marathon resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Pretty Joe Rock and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Seven Mile Bridge. The Turtle Hospital and Vaca Key are also within 1 mile (2 km).

        Captain Pip's at Knight's Key Inn AU$144
        Captain Pip's at Knight's Key Inn

        Captain Pip's at Knight's Key Inn

        40 Kyle Way W, Marathon, FL
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Marathon, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Vaca Key and Seven Mile Bridge. Pigeon Key Foundation and The Turtle Hospital are also within 2 miles (3 km).

          Hyatt Place Marathon Florida Keys AU$233
          Hyatt Place Marathon Florida Keys

          Hyatt Place Marathon Florida Keys

          1996 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Marathon, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Turtle Hospital and Pigeon Key Foundation. Seven Mile Bridge and Crane Point Museum and Nature Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Special Deal! Right on the Beach! Design Oceanfront Unit for 4 Guests, Pool!
            Special Deal! Right on the Beach! Design Oceanfront Unit for 4 Guests, Pool!

            Special Deal! Right on the Beach! Design Oceanfront Unit for 4 Guests, Pool!

            1 Knights Key Boulevard, Marathon, FL, 33050, USA, Marathon, FL
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated on the beach, this resort is within a 15-minute walk of Vaca Key and Seven Mile Bridge. Pigeon Key Foundation and The Turtle Hospital are also within 2 miles (3 km).

              Special Deal! Luxury Ocean Front King Unit W/ Beach Access, Pool & SPA
              Special Deal! Luxury Ocean Front King Unit W/ Beach Access, Pool & SPA

              Special Deal! Luxury Ocean Front King Unit W/ Beach Access, Pool & SPA

              1 Knights Key Boulevard, Marathon, FL, 33050, USA, Marathon, FL
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated on the beach, this resort is within a 15-minute walk of Vaca Key and Seven Mile Bridge. Pigeon Key Foundation and The Turtle Hospital are also within 2 miles (3 km).

                Banana Bay Resort & Marina AU$258
                Banana Bay Resort & Marina

                Banana Bay Resort & Marina

                4590 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated on the waterfront, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Pretty Joe Rock and within 3 miles (5 km) of Sombrero Beach and Seven Mile Bridge. Crane Point Museum and Nature Center and Florida Keys Country Club are also within 1 mile (2 km).