Anclote Key

The island is accessible only by boat and is split between Anclote Key Preserve State Park and Anclote National Wildlife Reserve. The island contains mangrove wetlands, coastal pine flatwoods, and beaches. A large number of shorebirds utilize the surrounding islands and Anclote Key for nesting and breeding. The historical Anclote Keys Light is situated on the island

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Light House

The Anclote Key Lighthouse sits on the southern tip of Anclote Key off the coast of Tarpon Springs at the mouth of the Anclote River, on Florida's western coast. Built in 1887, the weathered and beaten tower still stands today. Vandalism and nature's elements are to blame for the lighthouse's appearance, for only months ago, it looked like only the bare structure remained. Not a spec of glass stood where windows once were. Vandals ventured over the barbed-wire fence and through locked doors to shatter windows with bricks from the old walkways and destructed the lens to the point where it can never be repaired. But today, several years after its decommissioning, the tower seeks new hope as restoration has finally completed! The Anclote Key Lighthouse once again stands against the test of time, and the beacon's light can once again be seen.

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Anclote Key Preserve State Park

# 1 Causeway Blvd.

Dunedin, Florida 34698

Phone: 727- 469 - 5942

Fax: Contact Park for Number



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