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Sands Key (Biscayne NP)

Sands Key (Biscayne NP)

Characteristics

Description

Sands Key is an island north of the upper Florida
Keys in Biscayne National Park.

It is located in lower Biscayne
Bay, between Elliott Key and Boca Chita Key.

19/04/2010
Update
Joëlle
Sands Key est une île située à l'extrémité N des Florida Keys, dans le Parc National de Biscayne.

Elle se trouve entre Elliot Key et Boca Chita Key.

19/04/2010
Update
Joëlle
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Elliot Key (Florida)

4nm
197°
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 ...
18 Apr 10

Key Biscayne (Miami)

11nm
Key Biscayne is an island located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne
Bay. It is the southernmost of the barrier islands along the Atlantic coast of Florida, and lies south of Miami Beach and southeast of Miami. The Key is connected ...
18 Apr 12

Miami Beach (Florida)

19nm
Miami Beach occupies the barrier beach that separates the ocean from the upper part of Biscayne Bay and is also an important yachting center. A number of causeways, with bridges over the channels, form good highway connections with Miami and the mainland communities.
The city is ...
8 Apr 10

Boca Chita Key (Key Biscayne)

1nm
21°
Boca Chita is a small island that is located approximately 12 miles south of the Cape Florida lighthouse on Key
Biscayne, and Boca Chita Key is located approximately
9 miles from Convoy Point.
WARNING!!! ---
MOSQUITOES
ARE REALLY BAD OVER SUMMER MONTHS!
At one point, ...
15 Apr 10

Boca Chita Key Marina (Key Biscayne)

1.1nm
20°
The park's most popular island provides visitors with a variety of facilities.
There is a campground with picnic tables and barbecue grills. Additional picnic tables and barbecue grills are located on the south side of the harbor near the open-air pavilion.
Saltwater toilets ...
15 Apr 10

Elliot Key Harbor (Biscayne NP)

3.2nm
193°
The entrance at Elliott Key harbor is approximately 2 ½ feet at low tide. Low tide is calculated by adding three hours and twenty-five minutes to the low tide at Miami's Government Cut. High tide is calculated by adding two hours and twenty-eight minutes to the high tide at Government ...
18 Apr 10

Old Rhodes Key (Biscayne NP)

8.8nm
200°
Old Rhodes Key is an island north of the upper Florida
Keys in Biscayne National Park.It is located just north of Broad Creek in the lower part of Biscayne
Bay.
19 Apr 10

Adams Key (Biscayne NP)

6.9nm
202°
Adams Key is a day use area only. There is a pavilion with picnic tables and barbecue grills close by. There is a short hiking trail north of the open grass area.
Bathrooms have saltwater toilets only. Fresh water is not available.
Overnight docking is not permitted.
Pets ...
18 Apr 10

Biscayne Channel (Biscayne Key)

8.8nm
Biscayne Channel leads through the shoals south of Cape Florida into Biscayne Bay. It is partially dredged, but the channel has shoaled. In April 1983, the reported controlling depth was 5 feet.
The channel is marked by lights and daybeacons. Craft whose draft is close to the limiting ...
5 Apr 10

Totten Key (Biscayne FP)

8.4nm
205°
Totten Key is an island north of the upper Florida
Keys in Biscayne National Park.It is located in southern Biscayne
Bay, just west of Old Rhodes Key.
It was probably named for General James E. Totten who was Chief of
Engineers for the U.S. Army. In 1848, Totten was in ...
19 Apr 10

Rubicon Keys (Biscayne NP)

7.4nm
206°
The Rubicon Keys are two small islands north of the upper Florida
Keys in Biscayne National Park.
They are located in southern Biscayne
Bay, just north of Old Rhodes Key and Totten
Key, and just east of the southern tip of Elliott
Key. They are on the south side of ...
18 Apr 10

Caesar's Rock (Biscayne NP)

7.2nm
201°
Caesar Rock is a small island north of the upper Florida Keys in Biscayne National Park.It is located in southern Biscayne Bay, just north of Old Rhodes Key and Totten Key, just southeast off the southern tip of Elliott
Key, and due south of Adams Key. It is in the middle of Caesar ...
27 Apr 12
Local Area

Biscayne National Park (Florida)

Biscayne National Park, a protected area, is between Mile
1097.0 and Mile 1119.2. The National Park Service has established an anchorage area off the northern end of Elliott Key, opposite Mile
1110.0. The anchorage is marked by buoys. A park ranger is stationed at
Elliott ...
18 Apr 10

The Keys ( Florida)

The Florida Keys are a chain-like cluster of about 1700 islands in the southeast United States. They begin at the southeastern tip of the Florida peninsula, about 15 miles (24 km) south of Miami, and extend in a gentle arc south-southwest and then westward to Key West, the ...
7 Apr 12

West Florida

The coast, for nearly 115 miles, from Key West to San Carlos Bay is low, sandy, and generally wooded. Innumerable small islands and keys, interlaced by many small rivers and bayous, make up Everglades National Park and the Ten Thousand Islands. From San Carlos Bay N to Tampa Bay the ...
6 Apr 12

Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico is the ninth largest body of water in the world. The shape of its basin is roughly oval and approximately 810 nautical miles (1,500 km) wide and filled with sedimentary rocks and debris. Tidal ranges are extremely small due to the narrow connection with the ocean. Considered ...
6 Apr 12

NW Atlantic Ocean

Entre le Groenland et la mer du Nord, l'Atlantique est séparé de l'Océan Arctique par le seuil de Wyville-, zone relativement peu profonde (entre 300 et 1250 m) et de laquelle émerge l'Islande.
Au Nord, c'est-à-dire déjà dans l'océan Arctique, on trouve le bassin de Norvège, ...
19 Mar 15

Elliot Key (Florida)

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 ...
18 Apr 10
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