The Beach Guide

Cape Florida State Park Beach (Bill Baggs)

Cape Florida beach is set within the greenery of Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and has perfect white sand which stretches along the Atlantic coast. The waters here are warm, and this beach has often been listed as one of the top 10 beaches in America. You will have just over a mile of beach that is open for swimming, but there is no lifeguard.

Situated on the southern tip of Key Biscayne, just a sone’s throw from Miami, Cape Florida has a long and fascinating history. It was named by the explorer Ponce de Leon on his 1513 expedition to Florida. When you travel to this state park, you can learn about the runaway slaves and Black Seminoles who gathered here before traveling to the British Bahamas, which are less than 50 miles away.

You will find plenty to do here and this is agreat place for walking on the beach, biking, and kayaking. You can also visit the famous lighthouse that was built in 1825. It was reconstructed in 1846 and is the oldest structure in Miami-Dade County. The views out over the Atlantic and the Biscayne Bay are amazing.

The lighthouse has two restaurants, or you can reserve a pavilion and grill. Beach chairs, umbrellas, and bicycles are available for hire and you can camp overnight on your boat in No Name Harbor.

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