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Cape Florida Lighthouse Key Biscayne

Great views and Scenery at this Lighthouse on the Beach. Tours are only available Thurs.-Mon. At... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tampa, Florida
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Lighthouse 😎

Beautiful view & we were able to climb the lighthouse for free. We also got an amazing surprise... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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1200 Crandon Blvd, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Recreation Area, Key Biscayne, FL 33149-2795
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All reviews light house worth the climb lantern room open to the public height requirement state park certain days of the week beautiful view keeper's house great history cape florida nice walk bill baggs walk up per vehicle the atlantic ocean parking lot
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great views and Scenery at this Lighthouse on the Beach. Tours are only available Thurs.-Mon. At 10am and 1pm. Its 110 steps to the top. You can actually feel the steps move if multiple people are walking up. The viewing platform is not wide, so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful view & we were able to climb the lighthouse for free. We also got an amazing surprise when we saw a manatee from the observation deck!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a completely restored lighthouse fro the 19th century. It has a rebuilt cottage where the lighthouse keeper lived as well as an 18 minute video on its history and reconstruction. The climb to the top (nineteen steps on a circular staircase) offers excellent...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank maas_johnf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a neat old lighthouse (thoroughly renovated in 1996) that is definitely worth a visit. It is open for a free tour at 10:00 and 1:00 every day except Tuesday and Wednesday (no tours on those days). Right on the beach so it is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank west2926
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place to ride a bike, take a hike, or go for a job. go to the lighthouse and enjoy the view. also a place in the park, on the lagoon, where you can grab a bite

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jon s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to see the lighthouse, but arrived after it had possibly closed for the day so we couldn't climb to the top. We initially started where the road ended/parking lot area. This area did not have access to the beach, only a wall with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Heather H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove from Fort Lauderdale to Key Biscayne to visit the Lighthouse. It was a 45 Minute drive, 38 miles (61 Km) After 109 steps (95') could only conclude that the views were spectacular... Certainly worth visiting and worth climbing up! On a clear day you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Jmarpere
Reviewed December 13, 2018

We have visited many lighthouses and the Cape Florida Lighthouse is one of the nicest I've seen. I wish south Florida traffic didn't cost me over 2 hours to travel 40 mile, so we could have had more time to enjoy the lighthouse and grounds.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank robc554
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Stephen did a great job explaining the history of the lighthouse and the area surrounding it. We got to go all the way up to the bulb itself. Additionally got to see the replica of the keeper's quarters and a marker for the Bermuda Triangle....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank MrCookiepants
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

A great place to park up for the day as only a small fee to enter the park. We had a picnic while watching cheeky raccoons and iguanas roam around before visiting the lighthouse and relaxing on the beach. Everywhere is well maintained and didn’t...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ren E
August 4, 2018|
Response from MadelineHere |
You can call the state park directly any day/time they are open and ask the Ranger who answers.
May 31, 2018|
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Response from Alessandra B | Reviewed this property |
Yes from 9 to 4
April 15, 2018|
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Response from thomaspaxton43 | Reviewed this property |
there are two free tours time one at 10am and one at 1pm thursady thru monday. we took the tour and would reccomend it. if you don't want the tour you can climb the lighthouse on you own as well.
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Would appreciate help planning our trip to MIA & beyond. (2 Replies)
First of all we’re active seniors and love sightseeing and photography and we’re thinking about coming in mid April. This is tentative and we don’t have any firm plans and would appreciate suggestions about what to add or take out. Day 1- ATL > MIA Key Biscayne, Crandon Park and Cape Florida Lighthouse. Spend the night in MIA. Check out South Beach--- not the discos, the restaurants and the people. Day 2- Vizcaya, Fairchild Tropical Garden, Parrot Jungle and maybe Monkey Jungle...More
March 11, 2011|
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Hurricane recovery (1 Replies)
We are taking a cruise in Feb. and are hoping to do a post cruise sightseeing trip. I'm wondering if areas of southern Fla. have recovered sufficiently. We'd like to visit Key Largo, the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne and the cape Florida lighthouse the Everglades, Naples and Marco Island. I would appreciate any information you can provide. Thanks
November 01, 2017|
Response fromspammie|
you got all the relevant replies in your identical post from yesterday . the consensus is that you need to post on the forums for each area you are asking about as this statewide forum is not widely read . changing one word in the caption 24 hours later wont likely give you more answers. the subforums on the other hand , harbor a wealth of information