Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Sombrero Key, Hawk Channel, FL
Sombrero Key is located in Hawk Channel in the Florida Reef amid the Middle Florida Keys. it is a coral reef southern of Vaca Key that is part of the Sombrero Key Sanctuary Preservation Area of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. When exploring the area long ago, the Spanish called the reef Cayo Sombrero as part of the reef could be seen above the water at low tide. The Sombrero Key Light was in use from 1858 to 2015.
By Dave Cleaveland. Back in the 90’s I had a business that photographed golfers on several golf courses in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area. While they played, I would run to the photo lab (yes, it was actually film in those days), get the film processed, run back to the golf… Learn More
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