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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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Activities: Fishing, Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife

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Clean water, Clean Air, Soft Sand, and A Vista to Delight

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Ponte Vedra, FL
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Ponte Vedra, FL
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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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

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Jacksonville, FL
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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 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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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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Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

One of 173 state parks in Florida, most are exceptional. Little and Big Talbot are both on the southern access to Amelia Island, which is the only park that has Horseback riding on the beach

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Melrose
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

As a kid there was only one way to the ocean and it was a Valient full of kids with my Dad driving over the dunes. We always had a day of family fun. Now there is a road and parking lot and no chance to get stuck but still so much fun in the sun (along with a bathroom).

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Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Beautiful beach but a bit of a walk, especially if you are bringing lots of stuff with you. There is a bluff that is awesome. We didn't really spend much time here but it is beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I really enjoyed our time here. To sum it up there is no large crowds, opportunity for hiking, biking, and observing beautiful scenery ,driftwood, birds, and seashells. A nature lovers paradise.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A beautiful, quiet beach that is truly worth the drive from Jacksonville. We have gone to this beach for decades. It is clean and so peaceful. Last visit to Jacksonville was August, 2013. Any time we visit Jacksonville we go to Talbot State Park - Love Little Talbot Island Park!

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Whitesburg, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful beach places you will ever see. It is not very crowded at all. They do have a small campground for small RV trailers and tent camping. In this campground you are within walking distance to other campers, but it feels like you are out on your own, as the trees and vegetation give... More 

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