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Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key - Key Deer Sign
Key Deer Crossing in Big Pine Key

When you leave Marathon, you must cross over the Seven Mile Bridge to get to the Lower Keys.   Views from the top of this bridge are spectacular.  You can also get a great view ofPigeon Key from the bridge.  Pigeon Key is a small island rich with history dating back to when Henry Flagler was building the Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway.  Just  a little further down US1, you will find Bahia Honda State Park, which has some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the keys.  You can also take a cruise from Bahia Honda State Park to Looe Key, which is a coral reef rich with sea life and perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving.   The next stop along the way is Big Pine Key which is famous for its Key Deer.  Here you can explore the National Key Deer Refuge which is made up of 9,200 acres of land, and is the habitat for hundreds of species.