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 the Molasses Keys.

U.S. 1 (or the Overseas Highway) passes the key at approximately mile marker 42, 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 the 1970s. "No Trespassing" signs were recently posted 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