Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park


The southern end of the island of Key Biscayne is the home of a historic lighthouse built in 1825 and reconstructed in 1846.  The Cape Florida lighthouse, the oldest standing structure in Miami-Dade County, is surrounded by Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.

Visitors come to Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park to sunbathe, swim, and picnic on over a mile of sandy Atlantic beachfront. The park's beach is selected as one of the Top 10 Beaches in the U.S. and has enjoyed top status among recreational beaches for many years. Hiking trails and paths through natural areas featuring native trees and plants are poplular with walkers, runners, bikers and birdwatchers. Pavilions with grills and nearby rest room facilities are available for rental.

Biking and kayaking and shoreline fishing from piers along the Biscayne Bay seawall are also popular activities.  Guided tours of the lighthouse and lighthouse keeper´s cottage are given twice daily, Thursdays through Mondays. The Boater´s Grill offers casual waterfront dining, or picnickers can reserve a pavilion and grill their own dinner. Bicycles, beach chairs, and umbrellas are available for rental. Overnight boat camping is allowed in No Name Harbor, and a primitive campsite is available for organized youth groups.

For more information on the recreational opportunities and facilities available at the state park, visit the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park website, or call (305) 361-5811.

The park is open from 8:00 am to sundown 365 days per year.

Admission fees are as follows (as of July 1, 2009):

  • $8.00 per vehicle including 2 to 8 people per vehicle
  • $4.00 for a vehicle or motorcycle with a single occupant
  • $2.00 per pedestrian or bicyclist, as well as for extra passengers or passengers in a vehicle with a holder of an Annual Individual Entrance Pass
  • $4.00 sunset admission
  • $20.00 per evening for boat camping: (no overnight mooring to the seawall)
  • $8.00 per day use when arriving by boat

Annual Passes: Good at all State Parks except as described at the Florida State Parks website

  • Individual Annual Entrance Pass : $64.20
  • Family Annual Entrance Pass:       $128.40 (up to eight people in a group; see Florida State Park website for limitations at two parks)

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