As I heard the story, Woman Key got its name from a group of prostitutes who washed ashore on the key after a Spanish ship went down in a storm. The sailors apparently ended up on another island, which is named Man Key.
Today, Woman Key is a nature preserve, part of the Key West National Wildlife Refuge (KWNWR).It is a tiny uninhabited island consisting of a short beach and a lot of brush and foliage. Visitors are allowed to snorkel off shore and walk the beach, but only in a marked area.
L'histoire dit qu'un navire espagnol, pris dans la tempête, transportait des prostituées qui échouèrent sur la touche, d'où le nom de Woman Key. Les marins échouèrent sur une autre touche qui fut nommée Man Key.
Aujourd'hui Woman Key est une réserve naturelle, une partie de la National Wildlife Refuge Key West (KWNWR). Il s'agit d'une petite île inhabitée composé d'une plage courte et beaucoup de broussailles et de feuillages. Les visiteurs sont autorisés de faire du snorkeling au large de la rive et marcher sur la plage, mais seulement dans une zone marquée.
The Marquesas Keys (not to be confused with the Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean) form an uninhabited island group about 30 miles (50 km) west of Key West, 4 miles (6 km) in diameter, and overgrown by mangrove. They are protected as part of the Key ...
Balast Key is the southermost point of land in the continental United States. It is also the only privately owned land within the boundaries of the Key West National Wildlife Refuge.A large house on Ballast Key is reported to be prominent.
Boca Grande Key is located in the Outlying Islands of the Florida Keys, it is the largest and westernmost of the Mule Keys that are 9 miles (15 km) west of Key West.Well protected and uninhabited Boca Grande is the first natural harbor after leaving Key West.
Boca Chica Key is an island in the lower Florida Keys approximately 3 miles east of the island of Key West. Its name is Spanish for "small mouth", (not "girl mouth" as many assume, since chica used as an adjective in Spanish means small).It is mainly composed of salt marshes (mangroves) ...
West Channel, a passage leading W from Key West between the keys and outer reefs, is deep but unmarked. It is used by shrimp boats and small craft bound toward the Dry Tortugas. Local knowledge is advised for safe passage.