Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park – Miami, FL


A popular, picturesque dog friendly park on Key Biscayne with 400 scenic acres to explore.

About Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

Is Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Dog Friendly?

Yes, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is dog friendly and makes our curated list of the best dog friendly parks in Miami. Located at the southern end of Key Biscayne about 20 minutes by car from downtown Miami, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park offers humans and their leashed fur babies over 400 acres of quality recreational space, with oodles of walking trails, a dog friendly harbor restaurant, a dog friendly beach bar & restaurant, an Instagram-worthy lighthouse, and innumerable opportunities for making memories.

First, an important note from the state of Florida: “Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is extremely busy on weekends and holidays. Please plan to arrive early as the park will close once capacity is reached and will not reopen for at least two hours.” Entry to the park costs $8 per car with 2+ people, $4 if only one person is in the car and $2 for pedestrians. (Dogs are free!) Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park features many miles of walking trails, both shaded and waterfront. Trail surfaces include pavement and shell/dirt/sand, and the trails are quite wide. Wind your way to No Name Harbor and you’ll first discover dog friendly Boater’s Grill, serving authentic Cuban cuisine alongside fresh local seafood. Boater’s Grill has plenty of covered dog friendly seating, with fans to keep you and your four-legged friend cool.  If you continue around the harbor you’ll come upon The Cleat Mia, a spacious, toes-and-paws-in-the-sand restaurant & bar with picturesque views and gorgeous sunsets. All of The Cleat Mia’s seating is outdoors, with some tables protected from the sun. At the end of the peninsula, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, is the historic Cape Florida Lighthouse, built in 1825 and the oldest structure in Miami-Dade. (Please note that pets are not allowed to climb the stairs inside the lighthouse.) Whether you’re staying at our favorite pet friendly hotels in downtown Miami, Coconut Grove or Coral Gables, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is a terrific dog friendly park and a perfect place to explore with your furry best friend.

Pet Policy Verified on: 2024-05-06
By: Ted Scofield

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