The Cape Florida Lighthouse is located on Key Biscayne in the Bill Braggs Cape Florida State Park. The lighthouse is set in a tropical setting, surrounded by coconut palms and crystal clear blue water.
The tower is a bit different than other lighthouses I have climbed. The stairs are attached to a central column going up the center of the lighthouse rather than the spiral staircase attached to the walls that seems to be much more common when it comes to lighthouses. Once at the top of the lighthouse, the balcony outside was very narrow. Two people would have trouble passing each other up there, and it would be a tight squeeze for heavier people. Up another flight of stairs from the balcony was the room holding the light itself. This is the only lighthouse that I have been to where you are actually allowed to walk around this room.
From the top of the lighthouse there were some great views of the blue water surrounding Key Biscayne. The houses of Stiltsville were clearly visible not far from the shore. Downtown Miami and South Beach were also visible far off over Biscayne Bay.
|The Cape Florida Lighthouse was approached up a stone pathway lined with coconut palms. At the end of this coconut tunnel, you see the white lighthouse tower contrasting with the blue ocean behind it...|
|Stepping outside onto the balcony...|
|Going up even higher...|
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