Egmont Key is a beautiful state park along the beach that has a lot of historical significance and was once used as a camp for captured Seminoles during the Third Seminole War. It makes for a great beachside location for swimming, fishing, hiking, and picnicking. Accessible only by boat, Egmont Key has a unique natural and cultural history, including a lighthouse that has stood since 1858.In addition to touring the historic sites and trails, visitors can enjoy swimming on the pristine beach, fishing, wildlife viewing and picnicking. Egmont Key is located at the mouth of Tampa Bay, southwest of Fort De Soto Beach. Due to the remote nature of the island, there is no drinking water on the island and there are no stores. Please remember to bring water, food and sunscreen when you visit.