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Big Talbot Island State Park

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Address: 12157 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32226
Phone Number: (904) 251-2320
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Drive out to Amelia Island

I drove through the Talbot islands to get to Amelia island. This is a beautiful area with great birding. You will see lots of shrimp and boiled peanuts being sold on the side of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Westminster, Maryland
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Westminster, Maryland
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I drove through the Talbot islands to get to Amelia island. This is a beautiful area with great birding. You will see lots of shrimp and boiled peanuts being sold on the side of the road and there are a lot of pull offs where you will see many people fishing with nets.

Thank tschwaab
New York City, New York
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69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great for fishing, but for someone like me who wants just to take a nice stroll on the beach, it proved to be more than difficult. The shortest route was closed, and the route from parking to the beach was much longer than expected. After 15 minutes of walking I gave up. Perhaps the beach would have been worth it,... More 

Thank D C
Dallas, TX
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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The is so much to say about this park but I hate to say it lest if be discovered! Best beaches on east coast of FL. Reasonable priced camping with full utilities and 50% of camping sites have more privacy than most public parks. Great friendly and accomodating staff. Beautiful beaches and all areas of the park are very natural.... More 

4 Thank matenai
Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

A photographer's dream -- at the right tide! Be sure to look at the tidal charts before you go. The only thing that could make this better is if they opened early for sunrise. As it is, you have to park on the road and hike a little ways to get to the beach where the driftwood poses for your... More 

2 Thank Beth S
Fayetteville, Georgia
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191 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

One of the best beaches in America! Talbot Island is a mainstay for families on the northside of JAX and is a great place to enjoy. Many times I have been to the park and walked for hours only to see a few other people. Take a day and go enjoy.

1 Thank TravelerDavidfromGA
St. Johns, Florida
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Good trails leading up to "boneyard beach". Simply beautiful. Great place to catch a sunrise, especially if you're into photography. If your the first one there in the morning, be cautious of all the spider webs that can build up across the trails.

Thank Clarence B
Ponte Vedra, FL
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Big Talbot Island State Park is amazingly beautiful. Uncluttered from billboards or traffic, you will often find yourself alone to take in the fabulous scenery. The soft, warm sand and wide open vista will clear your mind of all troubles. You will not need headphones of any sort because the wind and birds will fill your soul of a different... More 

1 Thank Pat G
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

nice placeto go and relax take photos walk on the beach the falling trees add charm to it and they add a new parking lot

Thank Brad N
Jacksonville, FL
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134 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The beaches here are among the most amazing solitary spaces in the whole state. Not for the feint of heart though. The shore gets pummeled and is constantly changing. Steps, etc to the beach an be difficult on some days, and down right dangerous if you don't watch the tide. Plan your day around 2-3 hours of low tide. Incoming... More 

6 Thank zjxtinpusher
Jacksonville, Florida
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a favorite location...anywhere. I choose this as my favorite beach and it is on the agenda of all my visitors to the area. The beach is beautiful, the drive is beautiful, the view of the ocean as it merges with the river is amazing. You are close to Fernandina for a fine meal, but you need nothing more... More 

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