Why Key West Was Originally Named "Bone Island

The fierce Calusa Indians were said to leave the remains of their enemies on the beaches of Key West, thus creating Key West's first name, Cayo Hueso... Island of Bones.

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Dry Tortugas Beach


No matter which way you go, this is a beach that will rank up with the best you have ever seen. Crystal clear water, great snorkeling, powdery sand, and a true sense of remote adventure.


How do I get to the beach/park?

The only way to access the Dry Tortugas Beach is by boat or plane. See the Dry Tortugas Ferry, or the Dry Tortugas seaplane.

How far is it from down town key west?

The beach is lies 70 miles west of Key West.

What activities are available?

Enjoy birding, boating, camping, hiking, fishing, snorkeling, and more.

Beach Photos:

Click Here to View Tortugas Beach Photos
Terragallery.com provides several quality photos at this site.

Further Beach Info:
Key West Travel Guide
Here is a Key West travel guide page providing a small beach review.

The GORP provides some Tortugas general info as well as some activity info at this site.

Dry Tortugas National Park Info:
Key West Sites
An Key West online magazine providing Tortugas Beach activity info, FAQ's, photos, and more.

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