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Local Area Grassy Flats Resort & Beach Club

Local Area

Looking for places to visit in Florida Keys? Come and visit us at the Grassy Flats Resort & Beach Club in Grassy Key, Florida - just a short 15-minute drive from Marathon International Airport, between markers 57 and 60 along the Overseas Highway (US1).

When it comes to places to see, local shops and restaurants, we have some great suggestions for you to enjoy when you are here. If you need snacks, food or refreshments, there is a convenient Publix Supermarket just a short ten-minute drive from our resort.

There is always something to do in the Keys, and it’s also the perfect place to do nothing at all! Whether you want to spend the day on the water, tour local attractions, or simply relax on the beach, we can help you find the perfect spot.

Tourist Attractions

The Lagoon on Grassy Key

The Lagoon is our sister property located at MM59.3, one mile north of Grassy Flats on the ocean side. The Lagoon stretches over 50 acres and is home to Keys Cable Park, Bongo’s Botanical Beer Garden, the Lagoon Saloon Surf Shoppe, and all around good vibes! It’s a great place for the whole family to spend the day.

Dolphin Research Center

Dolphin Research Center

The Dolphin Research Center is a nonprofit research and education center in Grassy Key, Florida. Built on a natural seawater lagoon in the Gulf of Mexico, the center is home to rescued dolphins and sea lions. Offering several programs to visitors and the public, including "Swim with the Dolphins" and "Ultimate Trainer for a Day", the center is devoted to education, preservation and helping guests fully appreciate our marine life.

The Turtle Hospital

The Turtle Hospital

The Turtle Hospital is a nonprofit organization focused on research, rehabilitation, and release. As educational as it is entertaining, this is a great visit for the whole family to learn more about sea turtles in the Florida Keys.

Sombrero Beach

Sombrero Beach

Known as one of the top beaches in the Florida Keys, Sombrero Beach is a must-see while staying in Marathon. It has a newly reconstructed waterfront park with restrooms, playground, and beach volleyball. Enjoy a picnic on the sandy white beach overlooking the turquoise water. This beach is also dog friendly with a strongly enforced leash rule.

Curry Hammock State Park

Curry Hammock State Park

Curry Hammock is between Grassy Key and Marathon, just a short 5 minute drive from the resort. Offering trails for hiking and biking, kiteboarding, kayak rentals, and swimming and snorkeling, this beautiful park is a must see!

Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters

Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters

Located in Marathon, about a ten-minute drive away, this marine life facility is a great way to learn something new and enjoy a day out. There are interactive exhibits and activities such as feeding, snorkeling, and diving. There are guided tours available and a café if you want to catch a light snack.

Restaurants Nearby

Bongo’s Botanical Beer Garden

A local’s favorite, Bongo’s is an oasis of tropical fruit trees and herb gardens. Offering over 20 craft beers on tap, signature craft cocktails, and delicious light fare highlighting many of our “Grassy Grown” organic fruits, herbs, and fresh local Keez Beez honey. Swing in hammock chairs, stroll through the botanical garden, or play lawn games while enjoying tropical delights, directly from our organic garden. Known for weekday happy hour, live music, and weekend brunch.

Keys Fisheries

Known for fresh local seafood and an exceptional view of Florida Bay! Enjoy their famous Lobster Reuben or grab something from their seafood market to cook on your own.

S.S. Wreck

The Wreck is a locally owned favorite right down the street from Grassy Flats. Their casual sports bar atmosphere is the perfect place to grab a burger and a cold beer and relax.


A Marathon staple for over two decades, Castaway is our number one stop for fresh seafood and sushi. Sushi not your thing? Enjoy their fresh catch of the day or a plate of pasta.


A local favorite, Herbie's is the best place to grab a brew and fries! A concise menu guarantees every item will be made with love by this family-owned eatery.

Square Grouper

Just a short twenty minutes north from our location is one of our favorite date night eats! From the cocktails to the service to the outstanding food, Square Grouper is definitely a must.