Home to about 800 people, Key Colony Beach, on Vaca Key is located at the Overseas Highway Mile Marker 53.5, just east of the Florida Keys Marathon Airport.
This tiny community is tied to Marathon Key via the Sardowski Causeway and is positioned midpoint in this middle chain of islands.
This desirable village is primarily an offshoot or bedroom community of Marathon FL and is known as the "Gem of the Florida Keys".
It's also somewhat unique in that many of the residences are on canals.
These canals provide quick access to the Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico for those who live here permanently, have a vacation home, or are staying in one of the many vacation home rentals.
With water being such a tremendous part of life in the Florida Keys, this easy access makes this tiny community highly desirable in the Florida Keys real estate market.
Welcome To Key Colony Beach
If you came to the Florida Keys to golf, the only public golf course in the area is Key Colony Beach Golf & Tennis club. It's located at 460 8th Street, and their phone number is 305-289-9859.
If you'd like to hit the greens before you go south to Key West FL this is a nice 9 hole par 3 course designed by Wayne Spano.
As if you weren't expecting this - Florida Keys diving and snorkeling are a major pastime, as much as in Key Largo.
If you're looking to go out for the day, there are a number of Marathon dive shop charters in the area that can take you diving on the coral reefs and wrecks.
For Florida Keys sport fishing charters, there's also a number of companies that can take you out to the Atlantic or the Gulf depending on where and how you want to fish, and what Florida fish you want to target.
Men Playing Tennis at Key Colony Beach Golf & Tennis Club
State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory
Like the rest of the Florida Keys, Marathon restaurants seem to have a style all their own. Even here, which is small in terms of size and population, there's still plenty of places to eat, and fun Florida Keys hings to do.
Sparky's Landing is fast becoming a tradition as it combines the best of everything. Great food, great cocktails - all done with a twist of good old fashion fun.
The food is good and fresh with heavy emphasis on seafood prepared a variety of ways. With menu selections ranging from pina colada chicken, to crabmeat stuffed grouper, or their famous fish rueben - the frueben, how could you resist not stopping by for a bite
With live music, great food, and a spectacular water view Sparky's Landing attracts locals and tourists alike. You'll find this popular Florida Keys restaurant at Charter Boat Row in the local Marina.
With the area being tiny, choices are obviously limited when it comes to finding a Key Colony Beach hotel or motel. There are a few choices you could consider, or you could choose to stay in nearby Marathon Key.
To help you see just what's available for lodging, this link to the main Marathon accommodation page breaks down the different types of accommodations in the Middle Keys. You can click on a category such as hotel or motel to see if any of those listed for this tiny community interest you.
However, since there are more residences than commercial properties, many homeowners do put their homes up as Florida Keys vacation rentals. This may just be the solution to your dilemma if you have your heart set on staying in this beautiful community.