Lena's Travel Sketchbook / A Day at the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne, Fl

Sketching outside is so much fun! It's my passion, it's a great source of inspiration. If I am not working at my home art studio, I am sketching outside.

Recently, my husband and I had a chance to go to the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park on Key Biscayne, Florida. It was the first time we went there. We were so excited because we love discovering beautiful Florida destinations. The images I had found on Internet made me want not only to visit this park, but also to create some drawings there.

What a great adventure it was! We spent several hours at the park, walking and admiring The Lighthouse; enjoying the picturesque view of the No Name Harbor while having the breakfast outside Boater's Grill Cafe; relaxing and dreaming at one of the fishing docks. Some of those locations I decided to capture in my sketchbook. I cannot wait to share them with you.


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Palette of the trip.

Entering Key Biscayne
Leaving the mainland behind and driving toward Key Biscayne. The view from W. M Powell Bridge, Miami.

The financial center of Miami with business towers luxury condos
Morning view of the Brickell Miami District

Boater's Grill

no name harbor
and the view.

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On the water

Boat reflections.

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The picnic area looks inviting...

pink flowers
These are beautiful flowers!

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The view from Boater's Grill

manatee sign
Manatee speed zone sign.

The Cleat Mia Miami Florida
The Cleat Mia - a waterfront bar with its fabulous sunsets.

on the trail
On the trail.

It was a perfect day for walking and sketching!


ocean water
Love the texture and color of beautiful water.

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I decided to start sketching right away.

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What a lovely day!

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Capturing memories.

panoramic Miami
Perfect destination for plein air!

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It was an amazing place for sketching with plenty of benches with great views.

palms trees
A natural shelter from the sun.

snail shell on the road
Nature beautiful creation...

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Those beautiful colors are such an inspiration for an artist!

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Little brick house on our way to the lighthouse. See bricked building - sketch it!

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Here it is! and the happy smiling artist at work.

Ooooo, it's tall!

The lighthouse and the palm tree. Who is taller?

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I just love this image!

The lighthouse and my own reflection in the window.

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Sketching on location.

Morning in the park.

Adding colors to the sketch.


So excited! Decided to create one more sketch!

On may way to the another sketching spot.

Morning light...

Awww, look who is here!


...and here!

Exploring the park...

awww, those colors! (No filter used here)


Red berries in the park.


"Just the color GREEN makes me smile!"

Unique palm tree trunk!

My travel sketchbook is always with me.

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Enjoying the view while waiting for coffee and the healthy breakfast.

coffee and avocado toast sketch
Time to sketch delicious moments!

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Final sketches of the trip. Inspired and happy!

  • Address: 1200 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

  • The park is open from 8am until sundown

  • Admission Fee: $8 per vehicle, $2 - pedestrians

  • The Lighthouse Tour: 10:00 am and 1pm on Thursday - Monday. The grounds are open seven days a week from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. {www.keybiscaynechamber.org; 12/07/2021

  • Boater's Grill open their doors at 11:00 am seven days a week.

We enjoyed visiting the park. Everything there looked so beautiful, so attractive! I am so happy I sketched there and, now, I can share the art and pics with you, dear friends!

I look forward traveling the park again.


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