Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is the home of a historic lighthouse built in 1825 and reconstructed in 1846, and is the oldest standing structure in Miami-Dade County. Visitors come to the park to sunbathe, swim and picnic on more than one mile of sandy Atlantic beachfront, currently ranked #7 on the list of "Top 10 Beaches in America" by Dr. Stephen Leatherman, aka 'Dr. Beach.' Biking and kayaking are popular activities. Anglers can throw in their lines from the seawall along Biscayne Bay for some of the best shoreline fishing in the region.

Guided tours of the lighthouse and lighthouse keeper's cottage are given twice daily, Thursdays through Mondays. Two restaurants, Lighthouse Café and Boater's Grill, offer authentic Cuban cuisine, or picnickers can reserve a pavilion and fire up their own grill. Bicycles, beach chairs, and umbrellas can be rented.

Overnight boat camping is allowed in No Name Harbor.



Bicycling, Birding, Canoeing, Hiking, Snorkeling, Water Recreation


Boat Dock, Boat Ramp, Bus Parking, Concessions, Grills, Picnic Area, Picnic Area, Playground, Showers

Fishing Type

Saltwater Fishing

Guest Information

Family Friendly

Hours of Operation

Hours: Park 8 a.m. - sunset. Lighthouse : Thurs. - Mon. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.