Money Key

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Tiny Money Key, just off of the Seven Mile Bridge

Money Key is a small island in the lower Florida Keys. It is located in the Atlantic Ocean between Little Duck Key and Pigeon Key.

U.S. 1 (or the Overseas Highway) passes the key at approximately mile marker 42 (the island lies about 800 ft south of the Seven Mile Bridge). There is no road access to the island.

A July 27, 1969 article in the Key West Citizen by E.R. Adams states that the key received its name because pirate loot was found there.[1]

The island has a small beach, many coconut trees, has sandbars around it, and is a good fishing spot.

Money Key is a private island and has been owned by the Kyle family since 1973. "No Trespassing" signs were posted in 2013 to stop illegal camping and visitation.

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Coordinates: 24°41′01″N 81°12′56″W / 24.683482°N 81.215454°W / 24.683482; -81.215454