From pirates and shipwrecks to aquamarine waters, emerald islands and coral reefs. Bisayne National Park is within sight of Miami but offers a relaxing atmosphere. Look out over the bay, boat, snorkel, camp or just watch the wildlife.
The park covers 172,971 acres (69,999 ha) and includes Elliott Key, the park's largest island and first of the true Florida Keys.
The northern most grouping of islands are commonly referred to as the Upper Keys. Key Largo, Plantation Key, Windley Key, Upper Matecumbe Key and Lower Matecumbe Key.
Plantation Key through Lower Matecumbe Key are part of Islamorada.
Marathon is the Heart of the Middle Keys. It offers a variety of activities for all ages. Sombrero Reef for snorkelers, crame Point Hammock with it's museums and nature centers.
Explore a Ghost Town, the Turtle hospital or the Dolphin Research Center to name a few.
Also known as the natural Keys & home to two national wildlife refuges, a national marine sanctuary and a state park. With pristine waters, native fauna, flush hammocks and an array of nature trails you won't run out of things to do.
Shop, dine, explore and catch the magical spirit of our islands.
The U.S. state of Florida has a total of 4,510 islands that are ten acres or larger. This is the second-highest number of islands of any state; only Alaska has more.
Major island chains include the Florida Keys, the Ten Thousand Islands, the Sea Islands, and the barrier islands of the Intracoastal Waterway.
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Shelter Key is now named Key Colony Beach, for further information please visit that page