The most predominant habitat in Egmont Key is the coastal berm. These berms formed by storm-deposited sand are characterized by a mixture of tropical herbs, shrubs, and trees. At Egmont Key, this community is dominated by cabbage palm. Other plants associated with this habitat type are strangler fig, saw palmetto, sea grape, and Florida privet. It is not uncommon to see Florida box turtles and gopher tortoise roaming and making burrows around this type of habitat in Egmont Key.