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Cape Florida Lighthouse

1200 South Crandon Blvd, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Recreation Area, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
305-361-5811
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Ranked #5 of 11 attractions in Key Biscayne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Nice walk to get there and you pay admission into the surrounding park. You can only go into the light house around 10 AM or around 1PM (PLEASE NOTE Im not quite sure abaout the timing). The little light house house is open in the park times. You can either walk or drive to it.

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A nice walk to the property of a small house and a beautiful lighthouse. We got to walk up all the stairs inside it too. I took a pic from one of the windows from the top of it . Which you will see in this review

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Merritt Island, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We entered this park ,paid the fee as the lighthouse was advertised as being open from 9-5. However, actual access to the structure and keeper's cabin was limited to 2 times a day (and not on Tues or Wed) and if you miss one of the times (you find out about when you get there) you are out of luck.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

i've been to the lighthouse before and the view is amazing! this trip, the lighthouse was closed, so we were not able to go up to the top. don't miss the view. it's absolutely gorgeous! and the beach is beautiful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Do note that you can not go up at any time; entry is only allowed at a certain time and day. Went there while riding a bike with the kids; they seemed to really enjoy the history and the visit

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Greenville, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We drove to Bill Baggs state park to see this lighthouse. While it is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, it was still a pleasant trip. Key Biscayne is beautiful to drive through. There was a nominal entrance fee to the park. It was very hot that day so we were only there for about 45 minutes. The beach is beautiful... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I love lighthouses, and this is a nicely refurbished one that offers nice views. The entrance fee to the park is minimal, and the beaches themselves are often ranked top-ten nationally by Dr Beach himself. There's also some history here, since the lighthouse was used as part of the underground railroad for helping slaves escape to the Bahamas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

You'll never run out of must see attractions in the Miami area.The entry fee for the park was minimal but you have to get there early to tour the lighthouse. You can spend an hour or the day. I'm a lighthouse enthusiast so I went just to see this. Although, the lovely aqua blue waters of the beach were an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Situated in Billy Baggs Cape Florida State Park, it's the oldest lighthouse in Miami. You can climb to the top to get great views over the Key and beaches. There is also a replica of the lighthouse keepers shack. The house is a museum and is self guided, however, the park ranger was very friendly and happy to tell you... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Just a short drive from downtown you can get your history fix. Take the tour to the top of the lighthouse o be rewarded with an amazing view. You can fish, bike ride and enjoy one of the top 10 beaches in the U.S.

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