Sombrero Beach


It’s tough to find sandy beaches in the Florida Keys. However, nestled in Florida’s Marathon Keys, Sombrero Beach is lined with palm sombrero-beachtrees, graced with soft sands and serves up crystal clear waters. It’s the ideal destination for locals and visitors. This picturesque beach is also decked with plenty of amenities. Enjoy lemonade and grilled lunch under shading pavilions or gazebos with tables and benches. Restrooms and showers make it convenient to spend the day at Sombrero Beach. Go for a swim or lazily drift on a raft and rinse off with a shower. Best of all…it is totally free.

In addition to cooling off with a swim, beach goers can play volleyball at its volleyball courts, and kids can play in the playground. There are swings, a slide and merry-go-round. Anglers can cast out from the beach pier and catch snappers and baby barracudas. Launch a kayak or canoe from the beach and explore the sandbar. Snorkel for an underwater view of the colorful fish. From basking in the sun and fishing from the pier to savoring a picnic and swimming, there’s something fun for everyone at Sombrero Beach.

Leashed dogs are also welcome on this beautiful white sand beach along the Atlantic Ocean, so feel free to bring along your four-legged friend.

Year-round, there’s something exciting and festive happening at Sombrero Beach. Every year, boating enthusiasts and beach goers gather for a full day of celebration for Independence Day at Sombrero Beach. There’s a patriotic parade by the Rotary Club, free admission to a picnic with crafts and games and even a tot treasure hunt. Hundreds of boaters line up to view the extravaganza of fireworks. In April, the Dragon boat race takes place off Sombrero Beach across the Seven Mile Bridge. In January, the Florida Keys Renaissance Fair takes place on Sombrero Beach. Sombrero Beach is really a hidden gem that the locals cherish.

It’s also a turtle nesting beach, and beach goers can watch the Loggerhead turtles coming onto the beach at night to lay their eggs. It’s an awesome experience. And if you’re looking for a great view of the sunset, Sombrero Beach is the place, so bring your blanket.

Sombrero Beach is open seven days a week from 7:30 am until dusk. Turn South on Sombrero Beach Road, and you’re there. Enjoy the sun, sand and surf at this pristine beach.