Cape Florida State Park is located at 1200 S. Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne FL 33149.


Relaxed, scenic beach set beside historic lighthouse.

More kicked back than some of nearby Miami’s popular beaches, this state park promises a magnificent stretch of sand that’s beloved by families, friends and couples alike, as well as a wonderland of outdoor experiences.

See, feel

Consistently ranked as one of the Top 10 beaches in the United States by Dr. Beach, Cape Florida's boasts a mile and a quarter of swimmable beach laden with soft, light brown sand set against a glorious natural backdrop of dunes, palms, and forest.

The clear, emerald-tinted waters tend to be calm with the gentlest of waves, thanks to a reef six miles offshore, but can vary according to tides, winds and offshore systems.

On or near the beach

Everyone in your gang can enjoy the tranquil waters at Cape Florida, swimming or splashing in the surf, and you can’t find a more stunning place to take a stroll. Soak up the sun on a beach towel, or rent chairs and umbrellas from the park’s concession. 

Fishing, paddling, hiking and biking: Cape Florida offers them all, as well as gasp-worthy views of the Atlantic and Biscayne Bay atop the 1825 Cape Florida Lighthouse. Fuel the fun with a picnic or at one of the park’s three restaurants: The Lighthouse Café, the The Cleat Mia, or the Boater's Grill, voted two-time winner of “Best Restaurant of Key Biscayne.”


The park offers two beach wheelchairs and two swimming wheelchairs, both available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. They’re located at the bicycle rental area inside the park.

In addition, you’ll find a Mobi Mat located at Beach Access No. 6, next to the Lighthouse Cafe.

Other accessible amenities include picnic pavilions and tables/benches, fishing piers, a playground, a paved bike trail, restrooms, water fountains, showers and restaurants.  

Service animals are welcome in all public areas of the park.


You can rent chairs and umbrellas as well as individual bikes or quad bikes from the park's concession, located steps from the Lighthouse Cafe. At Beach Access #1, a PADL station offers four rentable paddleboards, available using the PADL app.


There are no lifeguards; swim at your own risk. During the winter, watch for Portuguese man-of-war warnings posted at the ranger station.


Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is extremely busy on weekends and holidays. Plan to arrive early as the park will close once capacity is reached and will not reopen for at least two hours.

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