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Cape Florida Lighthouse

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Address: 1200 South Crandon Blvd, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Recreation Area, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Phone Number: 305-361-5811
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Lighthouse a must see.

Very nice park with knowledgeable, friendly staff and beautiful views. The park is well kept and is full of local history. Be sure and go to the top of the light house... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Very nice park with knowledgeable, friendly staff and beautiful views. The park is well kept and is full of local history. Be sure and go to the top of the light house. Beautiful view...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Key Biscayne is a beautiful city, but this experience was extraordinary. If you're from Florida and think that south beach is a beautiful view, you NEED to visit key Biscayne. It's great for outdoor activities and exploring. I can't wait to go back for next spring break.

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Houston, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Lots of stairs, but view is great. Wey had small children and they enjoyed it. It is a Miami landmark.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This place looks great and is great for photo op. However, I do not know if I went at a bad time, but there were mosquitoes all over the place. Could not even stand there for more than 10 minutes.

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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We walked from Ritz Key Biscayne on the beach. We walked thru the State Park. It took about 30-45 mins at a leisurely pace. Got there in time for the sunset. So Beautiful. Great for photo op. Bring some cash so you can get water or tropical drinks or snacks at the Lighthouse Cafe there. There is also a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

walk up to the top and get a tour worth the climb!!!!!!!!!!!! the park is beautiful and beach is great take food the restaurant is expensive and food is not bad , but not worth it

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A pleasant thing to do beside walk the oceanfront. We drove down there to see this specifically and do something less touristy apart from Miami.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

simply amazing history surrounding this light house. pretty great view from the top as well. highly recommend making the effort to visit - will not disappoint

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

One of the best places to go when visiting south Florida. This park is very close to Miami and even so it still seems like a hidden place. Park your car and take the trails in the nature. Walk along the shore of the beach near the lighthouse and check for days and time to go up there. The view... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This lighthouse has an interesting history. It was constructed in 1825. During the Second Seminole War, which started in 1835, it was attacked by the Indians. One of the two lighthouse keepers was mortally wounded in the firefight with the Seminoles. The other keeper was wounded but survived. As a result of this skirmish, the lighthouse caught fire and was... More 

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