Featuring the oldest standing structure in Miami-Dade County--an 1825 lighthouse--Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ranks number seven of Dr. Beach's best beaches in America. With more than 1.6 km (1 mi) of oceanfront powder white sands, you can enjoy the setting while swimming, diving, relaxing, hiking, cycling, kayaking, or fishing. While at the beach, you can take a guided tour of the lighthouse and the lighthouse keeper's cottage, watch for 170 types of birds and 50 species of butterflies, or have a leisurely beach day. The park has restrooms and concessions. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and many more Key Biscayne attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Key Biscayne trip planner.
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park reviews
It cost $8 to enter the park. The beach was beautiful, with the lighthouse as a backdrop. If you walk to the lighthouse end you can see the houses on stilts in the middle of the ocean which comprise..... more
It cost $8 to enter the park. The beach was beautiful, with the lighthouse as a backdrop. If you walk to the lighthouse end you can see the houses on stilts in the middle of the ocean which comprise..... more »
Spectacular view of Biscayne National Park, the reefs and Stiltsville. Next to lighthouse is a plaque explaining how the site was a point of escape from the US Army for escaped slaves and Native...
Spectacular view of Biscayne National Park, the reefs and Stiltsville. Next to lighthouse is a plaque explaining how the site was a point of escape from the US Army for escaped slaves and Native... more »
Great little park in an amazing location. Lots of history here. I went on a summer weekday when the traffic in the park was very light and it was a great time to see the sights. Mainly fishermen along the sea walls and a few people on the beach but no crowds at all. Go on a day when the lighthouse is open and enjoy the views of the city and bay. There’s a good bike path and I managed to get in 5 miles touring around the park. Beautiful beaches. Nice harbor. This place must be very busy on the weekends.
We weren't able to walk all the paths but for the little we were able to see and do, it is well worth a 2 dollar per pedestrian entry. Beaches here are some of the best in this area! The old light house is well taken care of and the light house cafe was small but friendly with some basic lunch fare such as sandwiches and salads. The black bean soup is my recommendation.
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