This quiet laid-back key is
located some 27 miles from Key West and just across the Niles Channel Bridge from
Summerland Key. On Ramrod Key you will find most of the homes located along the eastern
shore both north and south of US 1. Here you will find two restaurants, a dive shop-motel,
a gas station-convenience store and an excellent veterinary hospital.
A good portion of the key consists of wetlands and transitional
wetlands mostly south of the highway and encompasses all but the eastern shore. Ramrod Key
is said to have been named after a ship that wrecked on the reef south of the island in
the early 19th century.