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Boca Chita Key
Boca Chita Lighthouse.jpg
The 65-foot (20 m) Boca Chita Lighthouse is ornamental, built by a previous owner of the island.
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Location Atlantic Ocean
Coordinates 25°31′23″N 80°10′29″W / 25.5231°N 80.1746°W / 25.5231; -80.1746
State Florida
County Miami-Dade

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.


View of Boca Chita Key from the Lighthouse
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