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Big Talbot Island State Park

12157 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32226
(904) 251-2320
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Ranked #15 of 98 Attractions in Jacksonville
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing, Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Visited in mid July on an overcast Saturday- we saw over 100 white pelicans, spoonbills, avocets, egrets, herons, woodstorks, etc. Park across the street in parking area and then walk to the beach alongside the bridge. Walk appx 2-300 yards along the beach and you have an awesome viewing spot of all the birds. The new wooden walkway looks nice... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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116 reviews 116 reviews
64 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was a quick pit stop for us. I had read about the park, and we were driving right by it. It cost $3 to park a car. The only thing we did was walk down to the beach. It's a 1/4 mile walk from the lot. We did have to walk down a slightly steep sandy hill to get... More

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San Diego
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Big Talbot Island state park has a beautiful, rarely busy, beach full of fallen and falling trees. Go at both low and high tide to have a completely different experience. Costs $3 a day per car to visit. You can park easily and walk the super easy quarter-mile trail out to access the beach. Please respect the rules and enjoy... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

went here for a few photoshoot sessions and got to say amazing amazing views! I love the atmosphere and also the views.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A really nice natural environment for picnicing and biking.Gogeous views, good fishing, wonderful hiking but no over night camping.

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South Bend, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A bit of a drive but a beautiful state park, well maintained with some great beach areas.Easy access top beach from parking with nice picnic areas and restrooms.

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Cashiers, North Carolina
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147 reviews 147 reviews
30 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My grandkids love this place which is the next Island South of Amelia Island. It is home to Boneyard Beach, where erosion has massed an incredible giant driftwood forest on the beach. The kids go through the park and with help from their parents make their way down to the beach where it is like venturing into a no mans... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Big Talbot is worth seeing if you find yourself in the area. Big Tal is wild. You have to walk about half a mile through a forest depending on where you park. When the trees finally open up you are dumped right on to bone beach, which looks kind of like the elephant graveyard in the Lion King. This is... More

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is even better than Little Talbot Island. Nice paved bike trail, covered picnic area, gorgeous beach, with lots of oaks and over looks on the river. You got to see this place. Old Florida coast in its native natural condition.

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Sweetwater, Florida, United States
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109 reviews 109 reviews
30 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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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