Florida Keys

The Florida Keys is a destination getaway and has miles of untouched/secluded beaches, crystal clear waters with a year-round tropical weather that stays sunny and warm. It is no secret that many visitors across the country visit the Florida Keys during the winter to "escape" the cold.

Many people visit the Florida Keys such as Key West - specifically for vacations, destination weddings, romantic getaways, family reunions, and other special events. Water activities are a must as its stretched white sand beaches and neverending ocean water includes some of the best fishing (Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna and Wahoo), snorkeling, diving, kayaking, etc. The near shore reefs are filled with thousands of species (fish, crustaceans, plants) and is a place where people can also do a lot of study and research on marine life.

Florida Keys Transportation

The Florida Keys consists of a cluster of approximately 1700 islands, located southeast of the Florida peninsula. The total land area is 137.3 square miles. The population of the Keys has close to approximately 80,000 residents spread throughout the islands. Key West holds the majority of the entire population on the Florida Keys at about 32%.

Plants and animals are abundant across the Florida Keys. Most plants (household and landscape plants) and fruit plants can thrive in the Florida Keys climate. The consistently warm, tropical weather allows them to grow well and is why the Keys are filled with a large "green" setting. Key Deer, black bears, American crocodiles, etc. also are existent and will be seen at national parks spread out across the Keys. Dry Tortugas National Park in Key West is one of the most isolated and well preserved parks in the entire world.

U.S. Highway 1 or the "Overseas Highway" runs over most of the inhabited islands of the Florida Keys. The main islands of the Keys are easiest to remember by splitting them up into 3 parts (Upper Keys, Middle Keys, Lower Keys).

Upper Keys

Keys in Biscayne National Park (accessible only by boat) in Miami-Dade County
  • Transitional keys
    • Soldier Key
    • Ragged Keys
    • Boca Chita Key
    • Sands Key
  • True Florida keys, exposed ancient coral reefs
    • Elliott Key
    • Adams Key
    • Reid Key
    • Rubicon Keys
    • Totten Key
    • Old Rhodes Key
Keys in Monroe County
  • Key Largo
  • Plantation Key
  • Windley Key
  • Upper Matecumbe Key
  • Lignumvitae Key
  • Lower Matecumbe Key

Middle Keys

  • Craig Key
  • Fiesta Key
  • Long Key (formerly known as Rattlesnake Key)
  • Conch Key
  • Duck Key
  • Grassy Key
  • Crawl Key
  • Long Point Key
  • Fat Deer Key
  • Key Vaca
  • Boot Key
  • Knight's Key
  • Pigeon Key

Lower Keys

  • Little Duck Key
  • Missouri Key
  • Ohio Key (also known as Sunshine Key)
  • Bahia Honda Key
  • Spanish Harbor Keys
  • West Summerland Key
  • No Name Key
  • Big Pine Key
  • Little Torch Key
  • Middle Torch Key
  • Big Torch Key
  • Ramrod Key
  • Summerland Key
  • Knockemdown Key
  • Cudjoe Key
  • Sugarloaf Key
  • Park Key
  • Lower Sugarloaf Key
  • Saddlebunch Keys
  • Shark Key
  • Geiger Key
  • Big Coppitt Key
  • East Rockland Key
  • Rockland Key
  • Boca Chica Key
  • Key Haven (Raccoon Key)
  • Stock Island
  • Key West
  • Sigsbee Park
  • Fleming Key

*Source - Florida Keys Wikipedia 

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