Rules and Regulations


  1. Bird sanctuaries – Several beaches are closed to visitors year-round while some beaches are closed seasonally. These closed beaches offer colonial sea birds and shorebirds and sea turtles the undisturbed nesting and loafing habitat that they need to survive.
  2. Pets are not allowed on Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge.
  3. The collection, destruction or disturbance of plants, animals or refuge property is prohibited. Only dead sea shells can be collected along the island’s shores. 
  4. Hunting, alcohol, fireworks, camping, open fires, glass containers and several other activities are also prohibited.
  5. Egmont Key is open from sunrise to sunset only.


Map, rules and regulations