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Casey Key is a barrier island located on the West Coast of Florida about 15 miles south of Sarasota. It stretches from Siesta Key on the north to the Island of Venice at the southern tip, which provides ready access to the Gulf of Mexico. A majority of the island is less than 274 meters wide, with the beaches along the Gulf on the west and Little Sarasota Bay on the east. The island was known as "Chaise's Key" when the first map was made in 1849. It was renamed "Casey Key" in 1856 and then "Treasure Island" during the Florida land boom in the 1920s. The majority of the island is a conservation district, established in the early 1970s by the Florida State Legislature. Casey Key consists almost entirely of single-family homes. Visitors and residents enjoy the beaches and boating opportunities on the island. Shore-side activities include volleyball, picnicking and simply soaking up the sun and scenery. Fishing is also a common activity.
Coordinates: 27.12° N 82.44° W
Nearest Largest City: Nokomis, Florida, USA
Width: <0.28 km
Length: 12.9 km
Ground elevations on Casey Key are generally higher than most barrier islands. The beaches are refreshingly natural, with protected wild sea oats and mangroves providing a protective habitat for the scores of native island birds that share the island, as well as the dolphins, manatees and other aquatic wildlife living just offshore.
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Keywords: Barrier island, Wild sea oat, Mangrove, Dolphin, Manatee, Bird
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