Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Experience breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay from atop the historic 1825 Cape Florida Lighthouse. - Florida State Parks
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is a must visit destination during your Miami trip, this expansive natural area providing some of the best outdoor recreation, beachside activities, ecological education, and local sightseeing in general.
The park was first established in 1967 and takes up the southern third of the island of Key Biscayne. Within the area, you will find one of the most historic structures in southern Florida, the Cape Florida Lighthouse. This historic light station is the oldest standing structure in the greater Miami area, serving as a beacon of freedom for both runaway slaves and Seminole Indians in its 200 years. Your group can take a lighthouse tour during your visit, or simply admire it from afar.
Your group can also spend time on the beach, which is consistently ranked in the top 10 beaches nationwide. Stick your toes in the sand, or enjoy boating or kayaking activities. You can also hike, wildlife watch, picnic, camp, and visit the onsite museum filled with educational exhibits.
If you don't want to pack a picnic lunch you can still enjoy 'simple and fresh' fares from the onsite Lighthouse Cafe.
**We recommend visiting the area toward sunset so you can watch the stunning spectacle over the Biscayne Bay from the light tower.