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Sombrero Beach

Dogs are welcome at pet-friendly Sombrero Beach in Marathon, FL, a beautiful white sand beach along the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy scenic views and ocean breezes with Fido in tow. Please note that pets must be on a leash during their visit. Visit Website

Or call (305) 743-6598 or email park@ci.marathon.fl.us for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Sombrero Beach has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 15 canine critics on BringFido.

Visitors consistently praise Sombrero Beach as a beautiful, clean, and pet-friendly destination. They highlight the beach's ample parking, shaded picnic areas, outdoor showers, and calm waters that are great for dogs to swim in.

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  • Christine
    Feb 21, 2024
    Clean & Beautiful

    First time our dog was at a beach. He was so excited! There is also a paved walking trail around the park, which he enjoyed very much. The beach is beautiful.

  • Karen
    Feb 1, 2024
    Peaceful respite in Florida Keys

    It's hard to escape the sound of US 1 traffic in the Florida Keys but Sombrero Beach Park provided a quiet and peaceful place for my dog to settle his nerves on a recent trip to the Celtic Festival in Marathon. This small and scenic park kindly provides trash cans and refuse bags and lovely fenced grassy area to walk your dog. It was a place where my dog was able to calm down after a night in a hotel just feet from the loud traffic of the highway (no offense to the dog friendly hotel we stayed in). Next visit I hope I can find a dog friendly hotel further from the noises that kept my boy up and nervous all night. I'll definitely visit this park again.

  • Marion
    Feb 17, 2023
    Great Dog Friendly Beach

    If you're around Marathon, FL you absolutely do not want to miss a day at the Sombrero Beach with your dog. Great water and tons of room. Parking does get busy but there is a lot of it. We drove up from Key West and it was totally worth the drive.

  • Paula
    Feb 4, 2023
    Beautiful Beach

    We visited with our 7 month old Brittany for her first beach experience. At first she only wanted to dig in the sand but after meeting up with a golden she followed him right into the water. After her swim we were able to rinse her off in the shower before leaving. We highly recommend this beach.

  • Genevieve
    Jan 3, 2023
    Wonderful beach!

    What a wonderful beach! We enjoyed with our dog!

  • David
    Aug 26, 2022
    Great Beach!

    We loved the beach and so did our Rhodesian! There’s a grassy park and then the beach and plenty of places to rinse off.

  • Amy
    Jan 18, 2022

    a bit off the beaten path, shaded picnic area, clean bathrooms, ample parking and lovely beach.

  • Kristen
    Jun 25, 2021
    Puppy beach hair and our puppy don’t care!

    this beach was perfect for us and our dog to swim at! wish we found this sooner and not on our 2nd to last day on vacation. We will definitely be back on our next vacation! Jaxson our fur baby could not get enough of the water!!!

  • Heather
    Mar 30, 2021
    Perfect dog beach

    Gizmo loved this dog beach. Very calm waters. Get’s very busy!

  • Karen
    Jan 4, 2021
    Awesome dog beach!

    This beach is a gem! The sand is beautiful and everything is well kept. There was seaweed along the shoreline but not a problem. There were hardly any dogs there and not crowded either. Parking is very close on the street. Free parking, free beach, dogs allowed..life is good!

  • Elizabeth
    Feb 10, 2020
    Great beach

    What a great beach. Not sure who commented full of rocks and seawood, not true! The beach was dog friendly easy to swim for dogs and people. Yes there was some seaweed and some rocks on either side of the beach making a cove. Off the beach there are multiple pavilions, nice walking path. Several showers for humans and dogs. Two indoor bathrooms which have handicap access. Plenty of free off street parking. By the by the same is white. Fun day!

  • Victoria
    Jun 22, 2019
    Great Location Family Friendly

    Wonderful beach, free parking along street, outside showers with short height as well to rinse dogs. Beach is at a point there’s many different places to find a spot to settle. There’s shad shelters with grills. They have benches and there’s some palm trees to find shade. We enjoyed the day here. Address listed is incorrect it’s at the end of sombrero beach drive

  • Laura
    May 30, 2019
    Excellent Beach!

    Very clean, not too crowded, NO SEAWEED. Lots of pavilions to escape the sun. Shallow areas where my dog could splash comfortably. She gets nervous when she can’t touch bottom so it was great for her! The only thing I didn’t like was that the water wasn’t very clear - no waves or current, so when sand got stirred up it took a long time to settle. I ended up with a lot of sand in my bathing suit as well. But overall very nice.

  • Aimee
    More than a year ago
    Gorgeous, pet friendly beach!

    This beach is absolutely beautiful! It is part of a park, so pets have to stay on leash. Mufasa, our 8 month old Weimaraner, had a blast running down the beach & into the water. Lots of grass & shade when you go from the beach back up to the park. Nice bathrooms with outside showers. Shower heads at 4 heights: feet & small dog, medium dog, kids & large dogs and adults.

  • Cheri and Russ
    More than a year ago

    The beach and its amenities were FREE, beautiful, and uncrowded during our visit in January, 2014. Plenty of shady spots if we would've chosen to be out of the sun. We could've easily spent the entire day and plan to do that next year.

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