Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Know Before You Go
Effective June 1, 2021: Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park frequently reaches capacity, especially on weekends. Please plan to arrive early, as the park will close for the day when it reaches full capacity and will reopen when parking spaces become available. Due to the high volume of visitors on weekends, reservations for picnic pavilions must be made Monday through Friday at the ranger station. The lighthouse tower and keeper’s cottage are open only during tour times.
Welcome to Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Experience breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay from atop the historic 1825 Cape Florida Lighthouse.
Cape Florida has long served as a beacon for freedom - from Seminole Indians seeking to remain in their Florida home, to fugitive slaves and Black Seminoles who secretly gathered before taking safe passage to the British Bahamas. Now it marks a place to relax and enjoy the Florida sunshine on a beach often ranked in the top 10 beaches nationwide.
Cape Florida, or “the Cape of Florida,” was named by explorer Ponce de Leon during the first Spanish expedition to Florida in 1513.
Visitors can delve into history on guided tours through the lighthouse and keeper’s cottage or explore the park on foot, on a bicycle or by boat or kayak.
Be sure to stay to see the stunning sunsets over the bay.
Plan Your Visit
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