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Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Miami-Dade County
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1200 Crandon Blvd.
Key Biscayne


Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is the end of the road, literally. It's the southernmost point on Key Biscayne, the southernmost of Florida's Atlantic coastal barrier islands. Biscayne Bay lies to the west and to the south, the Atlantic to the east. It's the perfect setting for a state park, and as you might guess, it's well-used, particularly on weekends.

Migrating birds like the park as well, it's strategic location and tropical tree canopy making it a perfect place for out avian friends to rest and refuel each fall and spring. The Cape Florida Banding Station operates here from August through November capturing and releasing migrants. (During the 2018 summer-fall season, the station captured, banded and released 2,075 birds representing 61 species.) Also of note: the Cape Florida Light, built in 1825 and rebuilt in 1845 under the auspices of George Meade, hero of Gettysburg. The lighthouse is the oldest standing structure in Miami-Dade County.

The park offers three hiking trails — one that sort of bisects the park diagnonally and two that begin on the north side of No-Name Harbor. One of those heads north through mangrove wetlands to an observation point; it's the most secluded of the trio. There are paved walking/biking paths along the southern and western seawalls, beaches north of the lighthouse and kayaking and canoeing through the mangroves. TAKE OUR VIRTUAL TOUR.

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