Boca Chica Key

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Boca Chica Key is an island in the lower Florida Keys approximately 3 miles east of the island of Key West. Its name is Spanish for "small mouth". It is mainly composed of salt marshes (mangroves) and is the home of the largest Naval Air Station (NAS Key West) in south Florida. U.S. 1 (or the Overseas Highway) crosses the key at approximately mile markers 6.5—8, east of Key West.

Boca Chica Key as seen from the northwest. Several structures of the NAS Key West can be seen.


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Coordinates: 24°34′39″N 81°41′36″W / 24.5774°N 81.6933°W / 24.5774; -81.6933