Link to USGS home page Link to USGS home page
Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Coastal & Marine Geology Program > St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center > West-Central Florida Coastal Studies Project > Virtual Field Trip

West-Central Florida Coastal Studies Project

West-Central Florida Coastal Studies Home
Virtual Field Trip:
Introduction
Anclote Key
Three-Rooker Bar
Dunedin Pass
Sand Key
St. Pete Beach
Mullet and Egmont Keys
Anna Maria Island
Longboat and Lido Keys
Venice Inlet
Contact:
Chief Scientist

Virtual Field Trip - Sand Key

map of west-central Florida study area
Anclote Key Three-Rooker Bar Dunedin Pass St. Pete Beach Mullet and Egmont Keys Anna Maria Island Longboat and Lido Keys Venice Inlet

Sand Key map
Sand Key is a highly developed section of the west-Florida Coast, and includes many popular beaches such as Redington Beach, Madiera Beach, and Indian Rocks Beach. Many beach nourishment projects have occurred in this area.

In some areas, beach erosion has left high-value properties with no beach for recreation or for protection from storms.

Below: Oblique aerial photograph of Sand Key, looking southeast.
Sand Key

Hotels on Sand Key, with little or no beach between them and the Gulf
Above: Hotels on Sand Key, with little or no beach between them and the Gulf.

Coastal & Marine Geology Program > St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center > West-Central Florida Coastal Studies Project > Virtual Field Trip


FirstGov.gov U. S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Center for Coastal & Regional Marine Studies

email Feedback | USGS privacy statement | Disclaimer | Accessibility

This page is http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/wfla/vft/sandkey/index.html
Updated May 06, 2013 @ 09:24 AM  (JSS)