Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
The island is named after the late Miami newspaper editor who championed this area for a state park, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is part of a large barrier island ecosystem. Following Hurricane Andrew in 1992, an extensive restoration program was undertaken. The goal of the program is to restore the natural plant communities and systems historically associated with the island. The vistors will enjoy fishing, hiking, picnicking, kayaking nature trail, beach swimming and more activities. Concessions and showers are available. A visit to the historic lighthouse or an afternoon of saltwater fishing, Cape Florida SRA offers visitors an outstanding, outdoor recreational experience.
The park provides a valued retreat for urban residents who wish to escape Miami downtown to experience the Real Florida. Voted one of the "Top 10 Beaches in the U.S.", the park's 1.25 miles of wide, sandy beachfront offers visitors exceptional Atlantic beach swimming year-round. Some of the best shoreline fishing in the region is available from the seawall located along Biscayne Bay just east of Miami. Saltwater Florida fishing licenses are required in Florida. 18 covered pavilions provide shaded picnicking overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay.
• Roller Blading
• Canoe / Kayak Launch
• Camping Boat
-Pets are allowed in most areas of the park. However, pets are not allowed in park buildings.
• Picnic Pavilion
• Boating / Boat Tours
• Camping Boat
• Wildlife Viewing