Boca Chita Key

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The 65-foot Boca Chita Lighthouse is ornamental, built by a previous owner of the island.[1]

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 lighthouse is present on the key.[1][2][3] The harbor has a bulkhead with cleats where boats may be tied.[1][2] 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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Boca Chita Key". National Park Service. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b Travel Miami and Miami Beach: Illustrated City Guide and Maps - MobileReference. pp. 190-191.
  3. ^ Cruising the Florida Keys - Claiborne S. Young, Morgan Stinemetz p. 83.

Coordinates: 25°31′23″N 80°10′29″W / 25.5231°N 80.1746°W / 25.5231; -80.1746