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Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

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Address: 1200 South Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Phone Number: 305-361-5811
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Named after a Miami newspaper editor Bill Baggs, this state park is part...
Named after a Miami newspaper editor Bill Baggs, this state park is part of an extensive barrier island system.
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Very nice beach and the water is beautiful!

This really is a better beach than South Beach in terms of quality of beach! Only negative is a lot of people and its not the people watching kind of people. Its just everyday... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Saw two manatees! Does get very crowded later on, and the beach is pretty small. Umbrellas and chairs are much cheaper than miami beach. Much more family oriented..good for kids.

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Charlevoix
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This really is a better beach than South Beach in terms of quality of beach! Only negative is a lot of people and its not the people watching kind of people. Its just everyday Joe's like me that people don't come there too look at! ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Awesome beach. Beautiful lighthouse and tour. Convenient parking and interesting history. Avoid lighthouse cafe and boaters grill restaurants.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Decided to come to this beach whole staying in Miami because we thought it would be less crowded and we heard about the crystal clear water. We arrived to the park in the mid-afternoon, and paid the $8 entrance fee. We drove to the end of the road to enjoy the views. Then, we drove back just a bit to... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Probably my favorite beach on the east coast, Bill Baggs' is simultaneously relaxation epitomized and flora-phenomenal. Do not miss the killer nature trails or the historic lighthouse; an hourlong amble or jog along the park's southernmost point will redefine your perception of opulence. Rather than trying BB's two restaurants, buy some fish, charcoal and beers and play chef for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a very nice trip to make in the morning. We had bikes which I would recommend. The view and nature is very nice. However, the lighthouse has specific visiting hours, so if you arrive at the wrong time you'll have to wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Bill Baggs Cape is a great escape from the more touristy areas of Miami. We rented a quad bike to explore the park which turned out to be quite a workout for my husband. However, our 7 and 10 year old daughters loved it! Be sure to stop and climb to the top of the lighthouse for an amazing view.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My family enjoyed our visit. Not crowded (Wed in March), beautiful views, calm, warm water for our young children to play at the water's edge. Main restroom was dirty (women's), but the two restrooms at two other beach entries were fine. Saw iguanas, other large lizards, and a racoon. Nice morning at a a state park so close to a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Visited on a Saturday and there were numerous boom boxes and partying going on, not very quiet and can't get away from people or noise. Maybe go during the week, not sure but nothing like I expected. Walk along water is nice.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We paid the $8 entry fee and went right to the southern tip to see Stiltsville. Very cool views of Stiltsville and south into Biscayne National Park. We then parked and went to the beach with our two kids right by the lighthouse. It was a warm and sunny day. Crowded beach but extremely friendly people. Nice place to spend... More 

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