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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 #4 of 11 Attractions in Key Biscayne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
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hertfordshire
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Great view of Biscayne from the top of the light house. Not good to climb if you are unfit or do not like confined spaces. Also at the top it is very open so don't take any children that are hyper active as they can easily climb over the side and there are no safety nets. OK Health and Safety... More

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Hollywood, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The lighthouse scenery is beautiful but you can barely climb it, only on certain times. Admission to park charges $8 and basically it is just for entering the park. You can walk to the park from beach side and get in there for free!

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New York City, New York
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128 reviews 128 reviews
46 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The lighthouse is only open for tours 10-11am and 1-2 pm every day but is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We were sad to only be able to see the outside, but it was impressive!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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57 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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45 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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NYC
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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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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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