Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is a practically wild recreational park where you can spend the day cycling or kayaking, eating a picnic, climbing up to its historic lighthouse, or sunbathing on its beach, chosen as one of the ten best in the United States.
History of the Lighthouse
in 1821, when Florida became part of the United States, one of the first reforms that took place was the construction of a lighthouse on the Florida Keys.
In 1825 the lighthouse was lit for the first time, only later to be a victim of war, fire and hurricanes - yet today, despite so many trials, it remains at 95 feet (29 metres) tall to save the lives of hundreds of sailors with its light.
Wild and Mild
Bill Baggs is a great place to spend a day well away from civilization. The calm of its natural environment and the bird's eye views you can get from the lighthouse are just the tip of the iceberg - with the star attraction of the park being its practically virgin beaches.