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Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

1200 South Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Key Biscayne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: State Parks, Beaches, Lighthouses, Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Traveler Description: Key Biscayne has two Beaches that are both award winning. Many people wonder which one to go to and if you are short on time, perhaps this... more »
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I just loved the view of the lighthouse... Other than that, the park was all right. The sand was not as soft as I'd like. While we were there, we saw several volunteers clearing/cleaning the area around the beach - nice community.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

NIce state park on south tip of Key Biscayne, $8 per car fee. Has nice views and education on Stiltsville houses Nat Pk out in Biscayne Bay, plus restored lighthouse and quarters, and first class beaches. Picnic areas, nice facilities, boat or drive-in restaurant on cove also cool. Fun to watch park raccoons raid unwary picnickers supplies :)

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89 reviews 89 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My wife and I cycled here from the ritz Carlton biscayne. Took about 20 mins. The park is great for all the family. See the big spiders webbed across the trees. Visit the lighthouse with a great view (111 steps) not good for unfit people or claustrophobia though! There are plenty of places to eat. Beware of the black iguanas... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Because Miami is not only malls, crowded beaches and night clubs. This is a must if you travel here. Beautiful view, you can ride your bike and get away from everything. You can prepare a BBQ, bring your picnic and enjoy of the most amazing sunsets. I just love to come here.

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Charlotte, NC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The best thing about this beach was the lack of crowds while we were there. The beach was very narrow with not much great sand and the water drops off quickly for families with small kids. Beautiful dunes with sea grass and a lighthouse with free tours some days make for beautiful scenery. After the dunes there is a track... More

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Staten Island, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This park was fairly unkempt, with water bottles and beverage cans littered at the base of trees all over the park. The water was okay, filled with lots of natural things like twigs and leaves, which is to be expected for a nature reserve - but also means that resort beaches may make for better swimming, depending on who you... More

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We visited this park the first week of August and although it rained off and on, we were still able to walk around to the lighthouse, the beach and the fishing area. The water was warm, there were several families enjoying the water, the beach and facilities were clean. We would have rented a kayak if the weather wasn't so... More

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New York City, New York
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137 reviews 137 reviews
49 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Entrance fee is $8 per car. Ranger very friendly and informative. $20 for umbrella and chair for the day. Parking is plentiful and many public restrooms. Lots of fun places to check out and fish. Lighthouse best seen at beach access #7.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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149 reviews 149 reviews
26 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Loved the visit to escape the man made noises ...enjoying natures sounds! Walking to the park is not that convenient. Biking is better...bike paths really help keep the cars safely away from the two-wheel crowd. Beaches are best on weekdays...when the day visitors from Miami being their carload without bringing their courtesy, mutual respect. The fewer carloads, the nicer the... More

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Templeton, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Beaches had seaweed washed up on the sand. Litter in the grassy reeds(underwater). Crowded on weekends. Good lighthouse tour. Pretty restaurant within the park. Food was good, especially the fish. Service was good, staff was friendly, but the floors and tables were dirty. Turtle nests were marked and checked on daily. Interesting talking with the wildlife biologist who checked on... More

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