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Big Talbot Island State Park

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Address: 12157 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2528
Phone Number: (904) 251-2320
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Be within the nature

Such a nice place for whole family, beach is very nice, quite, lot of birds around. It is also a nice place for camping.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
bobsarangi
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a nice place for whole family, beach is very nice, quite, lot of birds around. It is also a nice place for camping.

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St. Johns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

About 5 minutes north of Little Talbot Island State Park is Big Talbot Island State Park. There isn't a gate a gate to enter like at Little Talbot it's a small parking lot on the side of A1A to enter. On the east side of A1A going north you will see a sign that says Black Rock Trail. There will... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a beach off the beaten path, this is the one to go to. It's not great to go swimming, but all of the driftwood makes it different from all of the other beaches in Jacksonville. I have been to two weddings on this beach and a third this November. It's really pretty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We parked a little bit away from the park where you start on your trail to the shoreline. But it was very scenic. My advice bring a back pack to have your water and snacks. I have a 4 year old and my husband. It looked beautiful seeing all the washed wood. Great for pictures. We saw some people swimming... More 

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Lexington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great natural beach. Boneyard beach is all natural, showing effects of erosion. Old tries that have fallen into water are bleached by sun and water. Short 10 minute hike from parking lot. Make sure you bring exact change in cash, there are no rangers on duty, its pay box only.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a good beach for swimming. However the shoreline is amazing due to the uniqueness. Great photo opportunity.

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Somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on our way North. What an amazing Santuary. A world of Wildlife, Trails, the Beach, and I was advised there are over 40 Loggerhead Turtle Nests. Camping is right across the way, and you can rent a bicycle, or just take a long stroll on the Boardwalks.

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Fleming Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We went on the Black Rock Trail which led you to the beautiful shoreline and Boneyard Beach. This is a unique beach with salt washed skeletons of live oak and cedar trees that once grew near the shore. It doesn't appear to be a swim able beach. When we were there we were the only ones enjoying the beautiful scenery.... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

I've lived in the Jacksonville area all of life and somehow Big Talbot Island was always overlooked. I've traveled to almost all of the barrier islands along the coast from Outer Banks to Little Talbot Island State Park and there are many. Since I enjoy historical sites as well as nature they offer a wide array of beauty. Like I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and relaxing place,they have a bicycle trail and u can walk along the beach, good place for fishing, the is amazing no many people in Monday to Friday, Saturday and sunday is full enjoy and relax

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