Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Sand Key Lighthouse, FL
Sand Key Lighthouse is located to the southwest of Key West, FL in the Lower Florida Keys. The lighthouse is flanked by Sand Key Channel and Rock Key Channel and marks a reef that at times has been covered in enough sand to have trees and home thousands of terns (1900). The original lighthouse and lighthouse keeper’s quarters were destroyed in the Great Havana Hurricane in 1846, after which a ship called Honey served as a temporary lightship in its place. The lighthouse was automated and rebuilt with screw-pile foundation and open framework that allows it to fare well in storms. The light was deactivated in 2015.
On Monday, April 18th 2022 voting began in our 4th annual “Best Harbor in the U.S.” contest! Participation is free and open to everyone. Vote for your harbor HERE. Voting for this year’s Best Harbor contest is open from April 18th through May 31st, 2022. Participation is limited to one vote… Learn More
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