Located just 30 miles north of Key West, Big Pine Key offers a more quiet Keys lifestyle experience. Big Pine Key is home to key deer, a type of small deer unique to The Florida Keys, found primarily on this island. Big Pine Key is largely a nationally protected wildlife habitat and offers numerous trails on the island to enjoy the surrounding nature. Bahia Honda State Park, one of the Key's most popular beaches, is also located on Big Pine Key. Big Pine Key has access to everyday conveniences such as shops and medical facilities; it also has numerous marinas on the island, making Big Pine Key a favorite for boaters as well.