Stiltsville228 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Florida, United States, Miami
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-3052301144
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors
Biscayne Bay is home to collection of abandoned stilt houses, perched on sand flats a mile offshore from the Cape Florida lighthouse. This is essentially what is now a tourist attraction called Stiltsville. During the 1960s there were almost 27 such houses, however due to hurricane and fire damage, today there are merely 7 left to see. This curious sight can only be accessed by water and several private companies conduct boat tours in the area. The houses are unique in their design and almost rudimentary but make for quite a sight when hovering above the water. Legend has it that Stiltsville's first shack was built by "Crawfish" Eddie Walker in 1933 and served as a place for beer, food and gambling which was only legal then if located offshore. Stiltsville at its peak had gained quite a reputation as the destination for partying and debauchery. The Bikini Club, Calvert Club and the Quaterdeck Club were famous party spots and were eventually destroyed or shut down. Today the area is part of the Biscayne National Park.
Stiltsville Travel Tips
- Island Cruise is one company that conducts tours from 9:00 am in the morning.
- History Miami too does a tour of Stiltsville.
- Private tours are available through several companies.
How to Reach Stiltsville
- By boat
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2.22% of people who visit Miami include Stiltsville in their plan
50% of people start their Stiltsville visit around 5 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Stiltsville
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Stiltsville
Stiltsville Reviews & Ratings
Beautiful location to drop anchor and chill. Relatively peaceful, given the location. Can't get on any of the buildings, but you can pull up next to them.
It's always beautiful here. Catch and release never disappoints.
A must see on the water in Miami! Crazy history, and will only last so much longer.
Shallow water. Pretty place.
I used to live here before Hurricane Andrew left it uninhabitable. It was sublime. I'm sure there's still great fishing among those pilings. If you have a boat, get out there. Bring a pole with a decent test on it and it will be all that more fun.