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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 97 attractions in Jacksonville
Type: State Parks
Activities: Fishing, Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
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South Bend, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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26 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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98 reviews 98 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We took the Black rock trail. It's about 1/2 mile walk to the driftwood beach. Go at low to mid tide. Go towards Amelia on the beach to the black rocks. Go towards Little Talbot on the beach to a brown rock beach. Lot of driftwood in between. All striking in the beauty. Nothing to eat nearby so take the... More

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Jacksonville
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great beach to take family! Can drive on this beach. When out Pa family comes done, they love to go here because we can pack everything we need and enjoy the day!!!

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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
16 helpful votes 16 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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