Summerland Key is an island in the lower Florida Keys about 20 miles east of Key West; it contains an unincorporated community of Monroe County of the same name.
Summerland Key is a bedroom community located almost midway between the larger communities of Marathon and Key West.
It is home to the Brinton Environmental Center of the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base and is a field station for Mote Marine Laboratory. A private, 2550-foot community airstrip (FD51) is located just south of the Overseas Highway on West Shore Drive at mile marker 25.
Some commercial fishing has occurred on Summerland Key.
City Established: 1948
Fun Facts :
Summerland Key was home to singer-songwriter Fred Neil, composer of “The Dolphins” and “Everybody’s Talkin”.