Voted one of the "Top 10 Beaches in the United States," the park's 1.25 miles of wide, sandy beachfront offers visitors exceptional Atlantic swimming 365 days a year from 8 A.M. to sunset. The park provides a valuable resource for those wishing to snorkel, fish, picnic, windsurf, bicycle, sunbathe and more.
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Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Recreation Area
Shore anglers tend to congregate in the region around the seawall located along the Biscayne Bay. Florida does require a saltwater fishing license.
Eighteen picnic pavilions and a number of open-sky tables make this sight a southern Florida popular day use destination.
The highly developed park offers The Lighthouse Café which features casual oceanfront dining in a relaxed open-air setting. A concession offers a variety of rentals including bicycles, Hydrobikes, roller blades, ocean kayaks, wind surfers, beach chairs and umbrellas. The adjoining gift shop features a variety of quality gift items including souvenir T-shirts, postcards, film and beach sundries.
Park staff offer guided tours of the lighthouse and the culture complex. Overnight boat mooring is available in "No Name Harbor." Check with the park office for rates and availability.
Visitors also come to the park for its abundant wildlife viewing opportunities including nesting sea turtles and a plethora of birdlife. Biking and hiking trails provide a closer look at the plant communities and wildlife habitats. Don't forget to keep an eye out over the ocean for small schools of dolphins.
Directions from Miami, FL: From U.S. Highway 1 take the Rickenbacker Causeway over to Key Biscayne and follow south to the end.