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Boca Chita Key, Biscayne National Park

#122 of 274 in Historic Sites in Florida
Must see · Lighthouse · Landmark
Boca Chita Key is the island north of the upper Florida Keys in Biscayne National Park, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

The key is located in Biscayne Bay, just north of Sands Key. An ornamental 65-foot (20 m) lighthouse is present on the key. The harbor has a bulkhead with cleats where boats may be tied. There is a campground with picnic tables and salt water toilets. Fresh water and electricity are not available on the island.
On the north-west part of the island is the Boca Chita Key Historic District containing historic structures such as the Boca Chita lighthouse.

This key is sometimes confused with the similar-sounding Boca Chica Key over a hundred miles southwest on the lower Florida Keys.
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  • We took a boat tour to Boca Chita Island while visiting Biscayne National Park. My son even got to complete the Junior Ranger Program while we were there. The boat tour was really great but remember.....  more »
  • Took a sail boat from the Dante Fascell Visitor Center in Biscayne National Park to Boca Chita Key. Our captain was Jeremy and he was awesome. The ride to the island was very breezy and COVID safe...  more »
  • Boca Chita Key is a very small island but the view was fantastic especially during sunset. We had a very nice experienced. Just the bugs, you need to have your insect repellent ready...
  • Saw my first octopus there on the sea wall... so many awesome memories near that pass 💕

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