Cape Florida: A Piece of Old Florida

A trip to Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park combines many of the best things about Florida.


First, the oldest standing structure in Miami-Dade County, the nearly 100 year old lighthouse on the cape overlooks Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic. Unfortunately, we arrived too late for one of the twice daily tours…a good excuse for a return visit.

The bike trail leads to the Lighthouse Cafe and Boater’s Grill, two restaurants offering authentic Cuban fare, as well as to picnic areas with pavilions and grills. Dream of boat camping in the bay.

Sit on the seawall and fish or watch the boats sailing in Biscayne Bay. You may even encounter an iguana or two.

Then head out to the beach. Swim. Rent a chair and umbrella to enjoy the perfect South Florida weather…can’t think of a better place to spend a December day. Warm and sunny.

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park another of Florida’s jewels.