Cape Florida Lighthouse

Cape Florida Lighthouse

The Cape Florida Lighthouse is the oldest structure in south Florida. The lighthouse is a beautiful and historically significant landmark which has seen an extremely interesting history, ranging from attacks by Native Americans, participation in Florida’s Underground Railroad, and more. The Cape Florida Lighthouse, often called “El Farito”, is open for guided tours during specified…

Events

Events

A number of events are held inside Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, from time to time. Notable events include fund raisers, membership drives, full moon parties, “Haunted Hikes”, Valentines Day celebrations and more.

William “Bill” Baggs

William “Bill” Baggs

William Calhoun Baggs was a prominent Florida journalist and the editor of The Miami News in the mid 1950s until the late 1960s. Baggs was an early pioneer who advocated for the African American Civil Rights Movement, environmental causes and against America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. Baggs was instrumental in the protection of the…

Sea Turtles in Florida

Sea Turtles in Florida

The beaches of Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park are vitally important for sea turtles nesting! Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Loggerhead sea turtles are Florida’s most common sea turtle species. These turtles are named after their unique head, which are very large and resemble a log. Loggerhead sea turtles are very large and can weight between…