Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Cape Florida State Park was ranked #7 in 2013 and #8 in 2012 among USA beaches by Dr. Beach. It's home to one of Key Biscayne's famous landmarks, the Cape Florida lighthouse, and features pristine beaches with activities like sunbathing and swimming, and eco-adventures like biking, kayaking, guided tours, camping, and boating.
The 1.25 miles of beach at Cape Florida is rated in the top 10 US beaches, and perfect for anyone wanting a great day at the beach. The park's concession offers rental chairs and umbrellas as well as ocean kayaks and hydro bikes, which work perfectly in these waters, thanks to a reef six miles offshore.
Launch sites for canoes and kayaks are available (see park rules). There are also rentals available at the park for single and double kayaks and hydro-bikes, as well as paddleboards.
Camping is available for both adult and youth camping.
Bicycling in the park is on a paved bike path approximately 1.5-miles long, and unpaved service roads that are completely flat. Some paths will take you beneath the trees, and others offer views of Biscayne Bay. Individual and quad bikes can be rented from the park's concession located near the Lighthouse Cafe.
Fishing is available along the Biscayne Bay seawall, nature trails are located on the west side of the park, and there are 18 picnic pavilions that can be reserved in advance for a fee.
Boaters can anchor overnight in No Name Harbor for a fee of $20.00 per boat per night, and have access to coin operated laundry machines, a rinse shower, pump out for all boats, a picnic shelter and restrooms. Visitors arriving by boat but not anchoring overnight must pay a $8.00 entrance fee.
Beautiful Beach, Rich History at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park: Official park website with information about activities, fees, hours, and location.