Did you know there was a Key right off the coast of Miami? It’s true! Key Biscayne is just a short ride from Miami.
Key Biscayne is off the coast of Miami, just south of South Beach and is connected by a bridge. It’s a great place to spend a few hours or day. The best thing about Key Biscayne is its natural environment. There is a state park and a historical lighthouse that offer activities and great views.
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Visitors have a wide variety of activities to choose from in Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. This park has one of the nicest beaches in Florida. It is a great place to kayak, ride bikes and fish. The lush scenery and slow pace are a nice place to visit if you want to get out of the city for a few hours.
Cape Florida Lighthouse
The Cape Florida Lighthouse is the oldest standing building in Miami-Dade County. It sits on the southernmost tip of Key Biscayne and is 95 feet tall and made of white bricks. Visitors can climb to the top of the lighthouse where they are rewarded with amazing views of the island, beaches and the ocean. The original lighthouse was built in 1826 but was burned down in 1836. It was reconstructed in 1846. The Cape Florida Lighthouse is located in Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.