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Elliott Key, Biscayne National Park

Categories: Islands, Nature & Parks
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2.3/5 based on 15 reviews on the web
Elliott Key is the northernmost of the true Florida Keys (those 'keys' which are ancient coral reefs lifted above the present sea level), and the largest key north of Key Largo. It is located entirely within Biscayne National Park, in Miami-Dade County, Florida, east of Homestead, Florida. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Biscayne Bay to the west, Sands Key (across Sands Cut) to the north and Old Rhodes Key (across Caesar Creek) to the south. Adams Key is just west of the southern end of Elliott Key. Elliott Key is about seven miles (11 km) long. Its maximum width is about 2500ft near the north end and its average width is less than 2000ft. The higher elevations on the island range from 6 to 8ft above sea level and occur generally along an unimproved road that runs longitudinally through the center of the island. The average elevation is about 3ft above sea level. The key is accessible only by boat. Elliot Key has a National Park Service campground, but is otherwise uninhabited.
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  • Went out to hit the barrier islands for some fishing, water was crystal clear, make sure you bring sunblock! 
  • Beautiful mangrove trees and clearly water are awesome! Snorkeling, swimming, and using SUP (Stand Up Paddle) in the shallow water. 
  • My husband and I went out in our boat for the day for the Columbus Day regatta. We tried to go to Elliot key so that I could use the restroom facilities but from the moment we docked I was absolutely ...  read more »
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