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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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Bone Yard Beach

Among the many outdoor activities at Big Talbot Island State Park is Hiking. I joined a small group last Saturday for a nature hike with a park Ranger that included a short... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bob S
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Among the many outdoor activities at Big Talbot Island State Park is Hiking. I joined a small group last Saturday for a nature hike with a park Ranger that included a short history of the Island. The only fee for this program was for parking. It cost $3.00 and you pay on the honor system by leaving your money in... More 

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Bracebridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a bicycle ride on the 2.9 mile trail and had lunch amongst the huge unique driftwood " forest "on the beach .....sure is something different than the other beaches in Amelia Island area ....the bike /exercise paved trail is excellent and very relaxing biking ....if you are walking the parking lot is very close to the beach... More 

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Thank lobobucs
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful driftwood-littered miles of beach await you at Big Talbot Island State Park. We visited on a moderately foggy day which added a nice mysterious feel to the water and driftwood sights. Trails are well maintained and offer great views. Take bug repellent.

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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Check the tides and hit it anywhere from mid low to low tide and you'll experience a haunting walk among skeletal oaks fallen from the bluff! The hike thru the woods is equally beautiful. There's also a new boardwalk along the lagoon which is great for bird and nature photography.

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Thank Michael S
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We ventured out here today to take the kids on a little outing. We started at the blackrock trail that was a .5 miles easy walk/hike to the beach. The beach is covered in driftwood and dead trees - it's called Boneyard Beach. So many trees that I swear pictures can't even show how amazing it is. The kids loved... More 

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Catasauqua, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This place is amazing. The trail to skeleton Beach is short and easy but the climb down to and up from is not easy if you have trouble walking or are a short adult (easy for kids). It is doable with help. The skeletons are trees that have collapsed with the tide and remain in place due to the way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I live in Jacksonville, but have never visited this park- mostly because it's about 45 minutes away from where I live. As soon as you arrive at the park, you are surrounded by beautiful water oak trees. There isn't a quick way to access the beach as it is down a bluff. I wouldn't plan on taking a lot with... More 

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Westminster, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

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.

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New York City, New York
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74 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

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 

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Dallas, TX
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54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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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 

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