Big Talbot Island State Park

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Big Talbot Island State Park

Big Talbot Island State Park
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Dwight K
Middleburg, FL122 contributions
A beach unlike any you've seen before...
Oct 2021
We went to Boneyard Beach on Big Talbot Island in October, and experienced a unique beach unlike any we've seen before. It is full of petrified trees that have eroded and washed onto shore, and provides a really interesting landscape. It’s a bit of a hike to get there from the small parking lot (about 15-minute walk) through the woods. The beach is not for swimming, but it's definitely worth the time to see. You won't forget it.
Written October 19, 2021
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Japruzze
Enfield, CT382 contributions
Stunning Location
Sep 2021 • Couples
Visited the Boneyard Beach. It was beautiful. The petrified trees presented a stunning foreground for the blue of the ocean. Very unusual. It’s a bit of a hike through the woods to get there. Bring bug spray! I didn’t and I was bitten pretty bad. It’s not a layout and swim beach but worth the trip.
Written September 28, 2021
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Teardrop Trailer Traveler
United States649 contributions
Big Talbot Island State Park
Oct 2020
Big Talbot Island State Park is located on the Florida Coast, north of Jacksonville, and just past Little Talbot Island State Park. I specifically wanted to visit Blackrock Beach. From the map of the park, it didn't look like there was parking by the trailhead to the beach, so we parked in a lot to the south and rode along the bike trail to the trailhead. (It turns out, there is parking at the trailhead.)

Blackrock Beach was wild. The is a mix of sand and what appeared to be some sort of thick, black silt of mud. This resembled lava rock. The beach itself was fairly small and was littered with the skeletal remains of massive trees. Overall, it's a very unique spot, and well worth the visit.
Written September 25, 2021
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Renee Y
Baton Rouge, LA85 contributions
Big Talbot Island
Jun 2021
Big Talbot State Park is good for hiking and a visit to unique driftwood beaches. We would have stayed longer if it wasn't so hot on the day we visited.
Written July 8, 2021
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SH
Tampa, FL133 contributions
Boneyard Beach is a must visit
Jun 2021
Boneyard Beach is a must visit. We went in the morning after a holiday, so parking was a breeze. There's a 1/3 mile winding trail through trees that leads you to the beach itself. We spent over an hour just walking around, taking pictures, even dipping in the water briefly. Seeing both the trees growing out of the water and the oaks mid-transformation where the sand meets the cliffs were fascinating.

The one negative was the overflowing porta potties, though a ranger told us they've had trouble with the company they contract with to clean them, so hopefully they'll be able to replace them sooner rather than later.
Written June 4, 2021
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phyllis667
Bradenton, FL178 contributions
What a beach!
May 2021
Walked forever on the black rock beach with no one in sight Fabulous! Great paths for biking and hiking.
Written May 9, 2021
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Arkansastraveler69
Cabot, AR259 contributions
Great trails and nature
Apr 2021
Something for everyone. Pet friendly. Great board walk. Paved biking trails. Good birding and nature observation venues. The only negative is for all Florida State Parks. You have to pay to use them. $4 per person PER PARK !!! We live in a State where the Parks are free to the public .... as all should be sine we have already paid for them with high taxes! We have also visited States where your paid pass for one park is good at all others for the same day.
Written April 26, 2021
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Susan F
Tampa, FL30 contributions
One of the coolest otherworldly beaches in America
Apr 2021 • Couples
We stopped at this wonderful State Park for a picnic lunch on our way to Amelia island. The beach was otherworldly. It was so beautiful. There was hardly anyone there so the isolation, the wind made the black rocks and the felt trees even more eerie.
The trees are on their sides and they call it boneyard Beach because they are like big tree sculptures made of old trees that have fallen over and are dotting the beach everywhere.
There's a very unique kind of rock that looks like lava but feels like clay under your feet. We walked for about 6 miles and relish the experience. It was a cross between the Galapagos and the big island in Hawaii right here in the mainland!
Don't miss it. It's really a treasure in the state of Florida
Written April 14, 2021
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Robin T
Bremen, GA27 contributions
Parking is awful!
Jan 2021 • Family
If you can actually find parking it's nice. But every parking lot was packed. Not that there is much parking to start with. We ended up parked on the side of the road and had to walk a good ways to get to the park entrance. I'd recommend a trip to Boneyard beach if it's a day that isn't going to be busy.
Written January 1, 2021
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nicole s
Palmetto, FL334 contributions
Unique park with natural beauty
Dec 2020 • Family
The beach was beautiful and decorated with driftwood. Unique setting for beautiful pictures. The shelling was good as well.
Written December 29, 2020
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