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Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

  • 1200 S. Crandon Blvd. Map It
  • Key Biscayne
  • Beach–Sight
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Lighthouse, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, The Florida Keys, Florida, USA

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Updated 05/07/2015

Fodor's Review

Thanks to inviting beaches, sunsets, and a tranquil lighthouse, this park at Key Biscayne's southern tip is worth the drive. In fact, the 1-mile stretch of pure beachfront has been named several times in Dr. Beach's revered America's Top 10 Beaches list. It has 18 picnic pavilions available as daily rentals, two cafés that serve light lunches that include several Cuban specialties (Lighthouse Café, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and the Boater's Grill, on Biscayne Bay), and plenty of space to enjoy the umbrella and chair rentals. A stroll or ride along walking and bicycle paths provides wonderful views of Miami's dramatic skyline. From the southern end of the park you can see a handful of houses rising over the bay on wooden stilts, the remnants of Stiltsville, built in the 1940s and now protected by the Stiltsville Trust. The nonprofit group was established in 2003 to preserve the structures, because they showcase the park's rich history. Bill Baggs has bicycle rentals, a playground,

fishing piers, and guided tours of the Cape Florida Lighthouse, South Florida's oldest structure. The lighthouse was erected in 1845 to replace an earlier one damaged in an 1836 Seminole attack, in which the keeper's helper was killed. Free tours are offered at the restored cottage and lighthouse at 10 am and 1 pm Thursday to Monday. Be there a half hour beforehand. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; parking; showers; toilets. Best for: solitude; sunsets; walking.

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1200 S. Crandon Blvd., Miami, Florida, 33149, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $8 per vehicle; $2 per pedestrian
  • Daily 8–sunset

Updated 05/07/2015


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