Key Biscayne is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Miami because of its beautiful, white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. It's also the home to a number of natural habitats, including the popular Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.
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There are plenty of things to do at Cape Florida State Park like visiting the historic Cape Florida Lighthouse. Built in 1825 and reconstructed in 1846, the lighthouse is considered to be the oldest standing structure in Miami-Dade County, making for a cool photo! There are guided tours of the lighthouse twice a day, and you can even get a glimpse of the lighthouse keeper’s cottage.
Another fun thing to do at Cape Florida State Park is going to their beach, which actually ranks among the top 10 beaches in America. The cool breeze and relaxing atmosphere make this beach an ideal place for picnics and sunbathing as well as swimming when the weather gets especially warm.
You can also explore the local wildlife at Cape Florida State Park as there are different species of birds as well as marine animals and fish, which also makes the state park a popular place for shoreline fishing. Its beautiful beach is also great for other water-related activities like kitesurfing, kayaking, and windsurfing.
After a long day at Cape Florida State Park, grab a delicious meal at The Lighthouse Cafe or Boater's Grill Restaurant. If you arrived by boat, there's overnight boat camping available at No Name Harbor.
Visiting Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne is always a great idea whether you go with family and friends or by yourself. The entrance fees makes this state park accessible for everyone: $8 for vehicles with two or more passengers, $4 for solo motorcycles and vehicles, and only $2 for cyclists and pedestrians.
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