Beaches and Parks
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. floridastateparks.org. 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. nps.gov/bisc/index.htm. 9700 SW 328th St., Homestead. Visitor Center: 305.230.7275. Reservations: 305.230.1100.