Egmont Key Alliance
Accessible only by boat, Egmont Key is an island located in the mouth of Tampa Bay that is unique in many ways. It was formed from a river delta thousands of years ago it is home to gopher tortoises, sea turtles, nesting shore birds and migratory birds. It is used today by many boaters and beach goers for recreational activities. It has played an important part in America’s history as well as the history of Florida. It is home to a lighthouse that was built in 1858 and the beacon is still maintained by the Coast Guard as an aid to navigation for ships and recreational boaters.