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Elliot Key (Florida)

Elliot Key (Florida)

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Description

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.
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 2,500 feet (760 m) near the north end and its average width is less than 2,000 feet (610 m). The higher elevations on the island range from 6 to 8 feet (2.4 m) above sea level and occur generally along an unimproved road that runs longitudinally through the center of the island. The average elevation is about 3 feet (0.91 m) above sea level.
The key is accessible only by boat. Elliot Key has a National Park Service campground, but is otherwise uninhabited.

Visitors can enjoy the designated swim area located on the bay side of the island (just to the north of the harbor). The shoreline of the island is generally rocky so wear shoes to protect your feet. A mile long hiking trail starts on the bay side of the island at the north end of the campground. The trail leads east across the island then south, joining a boardwalk along the eastern shore. The boardwalk ends at the group campsite where the trail picks up again heading west across the island to the harbor. Another trail of approximately six miles runs nearly the length of the island.

Fishing is permitted from the maintenance dock located south of the harbor or from the shoreline outside of the buoyed swimming area and no-wake zone.

18/04/2010
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Joëlle
Elliot Key (Florida)
Elliot Key (Florida)
18/04/2010
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Joëlle
Elliott
Key est la plus septentrionale des vraies Keys en Floride (ces clés "qui sont d'anciens récifs coralliens élevés au-dessus du niveau actuel de la mer), et la plus grande clé au N de Key Largo. Elle est située dans
Parc national de Biscayne.
Elle est bordée par l'océan Atlantique à l'E, la baie de Biscayne à l'W
Sands Key (à travers le passage Sands) au N et Old Rhodes Key (en face de César Creek) au S. Adams clé est juste à l'ouest de l'extrémité sud de
Elliott Key.
Elliott Key fait environ 11 km de long. Sa largeur maximale est d'environ 760 m, près de l'extrémité nord et sa largeur moyenne est inférieure à 610 m. L' île est haute de 2,4 m au dessus du niveau de la mer, et une route traverse longitudinalement le centre de l'île.
L'altitude moyenne est d'environ 0,91 m.
La clé est accessible uniquement par bateau. Elliot Key a un terrain de camping au
National Park Service, mais elle est par ailleurs inhabitée.

Les visiteurs peuvent profiter de la baignade dans une zone située sur le côté de la baie de l'île (juste au nord du port). Le rivage de l'île est généralement rocheux il vaut mieux porter des chaussures pour protéger vos pieds. Un sentier de randonnée d'1mile de long commence à partir du côté de la baie de l'île jusqu'à à l'extrémité nord du terrain de camping. Le chemin traverse l'île vers le sud, rejoignant une promenade le long de la rive orientale. La promenade se termine au camping où le sentier se redresse vers l'ouest à travers l'île du port. Un autre sentier d'environ six miles traverse presque la longueur de l'île.

La pêche est autorisée à partir du quai situé au sud du port ou du rivage en dehors de la zone de baignade qui est balisée et de la zone d'alarme.

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