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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 93 attractions in Jacksonville
Type: State Parks
Activities: Fishing, Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
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Gainesville, FL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 reviews 22 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Lake City, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This was a big surprise. It was easily the most beautiful piece of nature I have ever seen. I only wish we had more time to spend here. There was a nice hiking trail that led down to the shoreline and there were plenty of opportunities to take nice pictures. Really recommend stopping here even if you only have a... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This place was recommended to us by the guys at a local surf shop near our hotel. It was absolutely worth the drive, and for me it was the best part of the trip. It was beautiful and serene on the beach walking through the fallen trees. Had I known what we were going to encounter, I would have packed... More

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Boerne, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We took a nice drive through both little and big Talbot island state park. It is a really pretty area to bike or hike and just go to the beach. We walked the very small hike to black rock beach but it was rather disappointing since at the end it is a cliff and it would be hard to get... More

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