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Cape Florida Lighthouse

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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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Key Biscayne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Boca Raton, Florida
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232 attraction reviews
406 helpful votes 406 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is truly a treasure not to be missed if you are either visiting or a local. This place is great especially once on top, the view is amazing.

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Miami, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Not what I expected was closed when we got in ( after 1 PM ) got some nice pictures and great historic information.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I really liked the paths to the lighthouse with all the very tall palm trees! The old house next to the lighthouse looks really cosy. Unfortunately the lighthouse itself was closed and we were also unable to look at it from the front, as a pregnant lady in a bikini was busy with being photographed over there. Same situation for... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
28 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The setting, right next to a beautiful beach and a romantic light house, is quite superior to the rather average and somewhat mediocre food...

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141 reviews 141 reviews
46 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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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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152 reviews 152 reviews
52 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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