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Cape Florida Lighthouse, Key Biscayne

Miami, FL
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Cape Florida Lighthouse, Key Biscayne, Miami FL

Description

Cape Florida Lighthouse is just the perfect size! It is white, backed by the blue-green sea. What a gorgeous sight! It's easy to climb because there are only 115 steps! Check out the amazing views of Key Biscayne and Bill Baggs Beach. Next door, you can walk into the cute lighthouse keeper's house, and talk to a ranger about the history of the island. After, walk the wide dirt path along the water heading south toward the tip of Key Biscayne. It's windy but wonderful. Then, have a dip at Bill Baggs Beach, in its clear calm water!
The lighthouse, which was constructed in 1825, guides mariners off the Florida Reef, which starts near Key Biscayne and extends past Key West. It was damaged and destroyed several times during various wars. The lighthouse was last restored in the 1960s, along with the lighthouse keeper's house. Read about its very interesting history on the web.

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Path to the display of former lighthouse components.
Path to the display of former lighthouse components.
Former lighthouse components on display. Five original lighthouse stairs, roof cone's lower lip, spider column, cupola, bracket beams, and lantern room.
Former lighthouse components on display. Five original lighthouse stairs, roof cone's lower lip, spider column, cupola, bracket beams, and lantern room.
The palm-lined path to the lighthouse sets the mood.
The palm-lined path to the lighthouse sets the mood.
The lighthouse pops into full view.
The lighthouse pops into full view.
The lighthouse, blue sky, and palms.
The lighthouse, blue sky, and palms.
The lighthouse keeper's house, with sea grape bushes.
The lighthouse keeper's house, with sea grape bushes.
Inside the lighthouse keeper's house.
Inside the lighthouse keeper's house.
View from the lighthouse keeper's porch- not bad!
View from the lighthouse keeper's porch- not bad!
The lighthouse keeper's house is cute.
The lighthouse keeper's house is cute.
Windy spot where a fence meets the blue-green water.
Windy spot where a fence meets the blue-green water.
The lighthouse keeper's house and lighthouse.
The lighthouse keeper's house and lighthouse.
Two young women sit by their bikes near the lighthouse and fence that meets the ocean.
Two young women sit by their bikes near the lighthouse and fence that meets the ocean.
Fence that meets the ocean, and marvelous colors of the sea.
Fence that meets the ocean, and marvelous colors of the sea.
The color of the ocean, sea grape branches, palm frond, and path.
The color of the ocean, sea grape branches, palm frond, and path.
Climbing the stairs.
Climbing the stairs.
View as you climb the stairs. Wow!!
View as you climb the stairs. Wow!!
Another view as you climb the stairs.
Another view as you climb the stairs.
View from the top, of Bill Baggs Beach!
View from the top, of Bill Baggs Beach!
Looking south toward the tip of the island You can see the lighthouse keeper's house on the bottom right of the photo.
Looking south toward the tip of the island You can see the lighthouse keeper's house on the bottom right of the photo.
The railing at the top, lighthouse keeper's house, thick vegetation of the island, and sea in the distance.
The railing at the top, lighthouse keeper's house, thick vegetation of the island, and sea in the distance.
Looking across Biscayne Bay toward the mainland.
Looking across Biscayne Bay toward the mainland.
Palm-lined path that leads to the lighthouse.
Palm-lined path that leads to the lighthouse.
View of Bill Baggs Beach from the lighthouse.
View of Bill Baggs Beach from the lighthouse.
Shadow of the lighthouse near Bill Baggs Beach.
Shadow of the lighthouse near Bill Baggs Beach.
The railing at the top of the lighthouse.
The railing at the top of the lighthouse.
Views from the top.
Views from the top.
Looking out the door at the top of the lighthouse. What colors!
Looking out the door at the top of the lighthouse. What colors!
The lighthouse and cute curve of beach below it.
The lighthouse and cute curve of beach below it.
Picnic pavilion in the beach park near the lighthouse.
Picnic pavilion in the beach park near the lighthouse.
Lighthouse Cafe.
Lighthouse Cafe.

Directions

Cape Florida Lighthouse is located at 1200 South Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149. You park in the last parking lot at Bill Baggs State Beach. It costs $8 to enter the state beach park. It's free to climb the lighthouse, daily at 10am and 1pm. Closed Tues and Wed.

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Debbie
03/18/2020 12:02
Great experience! The view from the top of the lighthouse is breathtaking!

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