Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park has been said to be one of the top 10 beaches in the U.S. with beautiful white sand and crystal clear azure water.

Cape Florida Lighthouse at Bill Baggs

Cape Florida Lighthouse

A trip to this park wouldn’t be complete without a climb to the top of Cape Florida Light, a historic lighthouse built in 1825 and beautifully reconstructed in 1846. There are tours available. The views of the beach from here are stunning!

This historic park is named for former Miami News editor Bill Baggs who fought to prevent the development of this beautiful land that is home to much aquatic wildlife. The park is located on the island of Key Biscayne.

Enjoy a day of relaxation at Bill Baggs or get out of your beach chair and join the sporty group in one of the many activities available such as biking, canoeing, fishing, hiking and much more.

Learn more about Key Biscayne.

Reasons to visit Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

  • Beautiful 1.25 mile beach for sunning and relaxation with white sand and blue water
  • Beach-combing, shelling, swimming, snorkeling, boating, canoe/kayaking and saltwater fishing
  • Concession stand with gifts and snack bar, picnic tables and shelters, playground, restroom facilities and showers
  • Bike rentals, beach chair rentals, watercraft rentals (kayaks or hydro-bikes)
  • Nature trails for birding, hiking and walking
  • Picnic pavilions, two restaurants in the park
  • Pets allowed in some areas
  • Open 365 days, including holidays, 8 a.m. to sunset, nominal fees
  • Overnight camping is allowed (including boat camping); get there during open hours
  • Florida State Parks may require entrance fees per person or per car

What to do? Enjoy all of the history and activities that the park has to offer, or take a ride on one of the Florida Native Charters in Key Biscayne to observe lots of wildlife.

For the kids or adventure seekers, visit Splash Academy for an exciting Jet Ski tour.

Where to eat? Reserve a pavilion and cook your own catch on one of the grills, or enjoy authentic Cuban cuisine at one of the restaurants in the park, Lighthouse Café or Boater’s Grill. There are also several great restaurants nearby.

Where to stay? Camp out under the stars and listen to the splash of the waves on the shoreline right at Bill Baggs Cape or stay in one of the hotels nearby in Key Biscayne such as the Silver Sands Beach Resort.

Hotels are a bit pricey in this area, so if you enjoy camping that is probably your best choice if you plan to stick around the park area.

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