Boca Chita Key

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Boca Chita Key
Boca Chita Lighthouse.jpg
The 65-foot (20 m) Boca Chita Lighthouse is ornamental, built by a previous owner of the island.[1]
Boca Chita Key is located in Florida
Boca Chita Key
Boca Chita Key
Boca Chita Key
Boca Chita Key is located in North Atlantic
Boca Chita Key
Boca Chita Key
Boca Chita Key (North Atlantic)
LocationAtlantic Ocean
Coordinates25°31′23″N 80°10′29″W / 25.5231°N 80.1746°W / 25.5231; -80.1746Coordinates: 25°31′23″N 80°10′29″W / 25.5231°N 80.1746°W / 25.5231; -80.1746

Boca Chita Key is the island north of the upper Florida Keys in Biscayne National Park, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

The key is located in Biscayne Bay, just north of Sands Key. An ornamental 65-foot (20 m) lighthouse is present on the key.[1][2] The harbor has a bulkhead with cleats where boats may be tied.[1] There is a campground with picnic tables and salt water toilets. Fresh water and electricity are not available on the island.[1]

On the north-west part of the island is the Boca Chita Key Historic District containing historic structures such as the Boca Chita lighthouse.

This key is sometimes confused with the similar-sounding Boca Chica Key over a hundred miles southwest on the lower Florida Keys.


View of Boca Chita Key from the Lighthouse

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  1. ^ a b c d "Boca Chita Key". National Park Service. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  2. ^ Cruising the Florida Keys - Claiborne S. Young, Morgan Stinemetz p. 83.