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Big Talbot Island State Park

12157 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32226
(904) 251-2320
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Ranked #11 of 88 attractions in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
Activities: Fishing, Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
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Jacksonville, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Lake City, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Jacksonville, Florida
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We've lived in Jacksonville for over 15 years and have driven by countless times but never stopped. This past Sunday it was too beautiful not to go out and enjoy the outdoors. We packed some snacks, the camera, and off we went. If you have kids (or even if you don't!) make sure to take the Mayport Ferry over. It... More

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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This place was excellent. I highly recommend the Black Rock trail to boneyard beach for a surreal experience. It's a short hike through the trees to the beach. It's worth the effort to climb down the drop-off so you can get on the beach and walk among the fallen and bleached live oaks. It's like you're on another planet. I... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Park in the day use parking area just south of Big Talbot Park. The trail is about 1/2 mile, but a nice flat nature trail. At the end, there is a side trail on the left that takes one to the edge of a sandy cliff from which you can walk down to the beach. Check the tides and only... More

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