Located on the southern tip of Key Biscayne, the Cape Florida Lighthouse is the oldest in Miami-Dade. It contains a wealth of Florida history. Since its construction in 1825, it has endured over 200 years of erosion, hurricanes, and explosions.
But now? She has been renovated into a cultural landmark and added to the National Register of Historic Places. So if you’re visiting or living in Miami, you should take a tour!
Visit Cape Florida Lighthouse In Key Biscayne
The Cape Florida Lighthouse is one of the most visited attractions in Miami and offers guided tours twice daily. The tours take place Thursdays through Mondays, so you can tour the lighthouse tower five days a week.
You can tour the lighthouse at 10 am and 1 pm except on Tuesdays and Mondays. And don’t forget to bring your camera—the view from the top is incredible!
The best part about this park? It’s free! You can enter for free with park admission:
- $8 per vehicle, limit 2-8 people
- $4 for single-occupant vehicles or motorcycles
- $2 for bicyclists, pedestrians, and extra passengers in vehicles with holders of Annual Individual Entrance Passes
Things To Do
Since the lighthouse is within Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, you can enjoy plenty of activities after you tour this historic landmark.
This beach offers all the amenities you need to relax and enjoy nature. Trails wind through native vegetation, with food concessions, picnic tables, restrooms, and shower facilities nearby.
Fishing enthusiasts or families looking to cast a line can grab the bait, tackle, and fish from the seawall along Biscayne Bay. You can rent a bike or enjoy wildlife from your chair on the beach.
You can also enjoy a picnic under a reserved pavilion while watching the waves roll in. If you prefer to eat indoors, there are two restaurants on-site. The Boaters Grill sits on a quiet lagoon while the Lighthouse Café faces the beach. Both restaurants offer Cuban cuisine, sandwiches, and cold drinks.
A trip to Cape Florida Lighthouse is an adventure in itself. The lighthouse is one hundred nine steps up a spiral staircase. The climb can be daunting for some but worth the effort!
Children under 42″ tall (106 cm) are not allowed in the lighthouse. They must be able to climb stairs independently. Infants in a harness with arms free are allowed. Use the handrail as it will make it safer for you to enjoy the sights.
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed.
Ready to go on a historical adventure?
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