Beaches and Parks

Where Miami - - THE GUIDE -

BILL BAGGS CAPE FLORIDA STATE PARK— This nat­u­ral par­adise, lo­cated at the tip of the Key Bis­cayne, boasts 1.25 miles of white-sand beachfront. Rent small wa­ter­craft and bi­cy­cles. Free tours of the his­toric Cape Florida Light­house at 10 am and 1 pm daily. A café and a gift shop are also avail­able. Open Th-M 9 am-5 pm. $8 per ve­hi­cle with up to eight oc­cu­pants, limit two to eight peo­ple per ve­hi­cle, $4-$6 per sin­gle oc­cu­pant ve­hi­cle, $2 per sin­gle pedes­trian and bi­cy­clist. flori­das­ 1200 S. Cran­don Blvd., Key Bis­cayne, 305.361.5811. BIS­CAYNE NA­TIONAL PARK— In the crys­talline wa­ters of this ma­rine park, ob­serve the coral reefs, sponges, ex­otic fish and sea an­i­mals. The park’s 173,000 acres ex­tend al­most to the south­ern tip of Key Bis­cayne, close to down­town Mi­ami. Snor­kel­ing, div­ing and glass-bot­tom-boat ex­cur­sions de­part reg­u­larly. Vis­i­tor cen­ter open 7 am-5:30 pm daily. Di­rec­tions: Take Florida’s Turn­pike south to Home­stead ex­ten­sion, Exit 6 (Speed­way Blvd.), left to SW 328th St. (North Canal Dr.), then left to end of road. www.­dex.htm. 9700 SW 328th St., Home­stead. Vis­i­tor Cen­ter: 305.230.7275. Reser­va­tions: 305.230.1100.

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