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Big Talbot Island State Park

12157 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32226
(904) 251-2320
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Ranked #10 of 94 attractions in Jacksonville
Type: State Parks
Activities: Fishing, Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
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Sweetwater, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Not much in the way of facilities, but nature, ocean, sand, sunset, beautiful. Four wheel drive will get you out on the beach, up front and personal, but there is a parking lot that gets you walking access if you don't have the 4 wheeler. Lots of surf casting, fishing going on. Quiet, serene, peaceful and did... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We took the Black rock trail. It's about 1/2 mile walk to the driftwood beach. Go at low to mid tide. Go towards Amelia on the beach to the black rocks. Go towards Little Talbot on the beach to a brown rock beach. Lot of driftwood in between. All striking in the beauty. Nothing to eat nearby so take the... More

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Jacksonville
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great beach to take family! Can drive on this beach. When out Pa family comes done, they love to go here because we can pack everything we need and enjoy the day!!!

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Gainesville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

LOVE this beach, it is so unique to Florida, especially the 'boneyard beach' with the driftwood, it is fascinating. I am not a crowd person, even vaguely so this place REALLY appeals to my husband and I. Lots of photo ops and swimmng on the northern end. All of it is worth exploring. I can't wait to go back!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I have been there for camping and for a day on the beach and both were enjoyable. We would park in the second lot and were rewarded with less of a crowd.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

If you are looking for wide uncrowded beaches with powdery white sand, this is the place for you. If you want to swim, you need to stay at the northern end, but be sure to drive also to the far southern end (where rip tides are strong) for the amazing views.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is not a typical beach you will see in Florida. It has very beautiful drift woods laying along the beach. Try to go there in the low tides, take a walk and you will be amazed. Also take the blackrock trail, it is not in the same entrance. Drive south just a couple minutes you will see the sign... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Both Big and Little Talbot Island are terrific spots. Camping, walking the beach, cooking out, spending family time. Natural and wide open it is one of my favorite spots.

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This island has been preserved in it's original state. The wild life and vegetation are a gift to behold.The park rangers patrol and maintain a safe family friendly atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

What a surprise! We found the beach after much searching, I think it needs to be better signposted? (Not a criticism just an observation) Even a local cyclist didn't know what the boneyard was called. However once we got there it was pretty spectacular and a must see if your in the area!

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