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Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne

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Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park occupies approximately the southern third of the island of Key Biscayne, at coordinates. The park includes the Cape Florida Light, the oldest standing structure in Greater Miami. In 2005 the park was ranked as having the 8th best beach in the country, and in 2013 Forbes ranked it at 7th.The park is named in honor of Bill Baggs, editor of The Miami News from 1957 until his death in 1969. He worked to protect the land from development, to preserve some of the key in its natural state, and was also a civil rights activist.In 2004 a large historical marker was erected at the site to mark it as part of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Trail, as hundreds of Black Seminoles, many fugitive slaves, escaped from here to freedom in the Bahamas, settling mostly on Andros Island. In the early 1820s, some 300 American slaves reached the Bahamas, aboard 27 sloops and many canoes. The US National Park Service is working with the Bahamas, particularly the African Bahamanian Museum and Research Center (ABAC) in Nassau, to develop interpretive programs at Red Bays, Andros.
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  • Inaugural $8.0-per car, whether you are alone or with 10and in it. Park is beautifully landscaped, parking space more if enough. Day we were there it was nice and quiet. Viewed lighthouse and lovely walks along the Lake.. fine to be. Recommended so.
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  • To get more in Florida and vonocerla further than Miami. This Cape located within a State Park offers alternatives to explore the first steps of the American Florida after Seminole, Spanish and British; know your nature crossed with raccoons and iguanas or simply enjoy its beaches. It is another Florida I do understand that it is to be visited.
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  • We bicycled down from the middle of town and saved a few bucks on the park entrance fee. The park doesn't open until 8 in the morning. There were lots of birds and iguana, and of course the tropical p...  more »
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  • A Florida landmark. Bring a bike to avoid parking fees. Nice trails along ocean with multiple fishing spots. Have your fishing license, they have been checking recently. Restaurant inside is horrible, and has been for 20 years (AVOID AT ALL COSTS!) Bring a picnic and enjoy the sunset, or simply come to have a jog
  • The lighthouse is the main attraction here. It is very well preserved and has a lot of history to it. It is a very nice place to walk and feel the sea breeze, relax and have fun with family, friends or even oneself.
  • We visited his place on different occasions. We enjoyed swimming there but BE careful to swim on the areas where the sea level is crowded green. I am not sure about their names but there are creatures under the water among the green which their reaction, if you step over them, is with many thistle like. Very painful and long process to take them out! Other than this, generally a good place to enjoy the weekend and take sunbath.
  • Beautiful light house. Fantastic scenery at the top. Good beach. Easy access from Miami. Beautiful arch bridge. Natural park with many trees. Good restaurant. Spacious park.
  • I love the natural environment and wildlife here. Beach with the lighthouse is nice, but seaweed out of control.