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“Picturesque Beach!”

Little Talbot Island State Park
Ranked #5 of 180 things to do in Jacksonville
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Owner description: On Little Talbot Island, construction of the Timucuan State and National Parks Multi-Use Trail is underway. The first phase of the trail will span more than 2 miles through coastal habitat of Little Talbot Island.
Reviewed April 14, 2013

We had lunch in one of their shaded picnic areas. The bathrooms were clean. The beach was peaceful and pretty. It seemed to be a popular local surf beach. We had a lovely day walking on the beach.

2  Thank brooklyngirl56
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We were not pleased with our original spot. Number #11. It appears that #1 through the teens seem to be smaller and have less privacy. We decided to drive around campsites and write down the numbers of empty slots that we liked. It appears that the more better sites are in the twenties on up. We chose #26 and sure enough, it was vacant. The staff had no problem changing our site. Staff seemed very personable and knowledgeable even though it was quite busy.

The site is very nice. What is awesome about this site is that we had no one in front of us. Only on the sides. They offer many amenities for the site. Water spout that has very good water pressure. They have a clothesline to hang clothes and or lights. Electricity and a picnic table. The only difference is that if you look at the picture online for the site is that the ground is freshly blowed with no leaves on campsite ground. Not the case with the actual campsite. Lots of leaves on ground. But still bearable. One awesome thing about the sites numbered 20 and up is that they have their own trail that will take you to the restroom area. Awesome! This is great because no one sees you leave your site (in case your subconscious of people looking at you). Its also great because it is right there. Not far at all. There is also a fire ring on site. There did not seem to be anywhere to see the stars at night. The Spanish Moss seemed to really cover most of all scenery which had its own charm. There are three campsites way in the back that seemed open next to a little pond but it seemed to be full of mosquitoes when walking near it. There is also a walking trail. The rangers also circled around a few times which let us know they were accessible.

Nice experience!

One thing though.....after this visit we are dumping our 4 person instant tent and upgrade to a ten person tent. (LOL)......anyone know where we can find a tent that can morph into a camper???? (smile) If you go into this site with a $10.00 tent or think that you just going to sleep in sleeping bag underneath the stars......then tent buyer beware of this park.....you will get the itch............you will burn that tent and call Bass Pro Shop for a private tour of their camping supplies to upgrade. (lol)

The restroom is area is very, very clean. They have up to date washer and dryer that is $1.50 and the other is $1.75. They also have an industrialized sink for you to wash dishes. They have extremely clean showers. The great thing about the showers is they also have a bench to hold your items. And yes, the water can get very hot! A plus! One extra that they put in the bathroom was a modest bouquet of flowers. (Fake) But a pleasant touch, that told me that a womans touch was there. This put me at ease. Since this was my actual first camping experience. The campsite also has a playground.

The campsite is off the beaten path. As you go out of the camp directly across the street is Little Talbot Island Beach. You can walk to. But I do not believe that you can go swimming in the further part of beach. But still very pristine area. We actually walked there and there was a wedding taking place. This is not a congested beach by no means. You can rent bicycles for $15.00 for the whole weekend. You can't beat that!

There did not seem to be any "rif raff" campers in this site. Everything seemed to shut down at around 10pm. These campers were some true "campers" if you know what I mean. I could just count on one hand how many tent sites there were compared to campers. The neighbors next to us had a car that seemed to morph into a camper and the other side of us had a van that morphed into a camper. We thought we were really doing something with our $80.00 tent but the other campers on this site were pretty upscaled. Everyone was pretty quiet. No revelry at all going on. Everyone almost talked in whispers. It was really, really nice experience.

If you go out of the site and make a left, you will come to Amelia Island. Worth visiting. They have a store called "Teeters" that has food. They also make sub sandwiches and you can buy individual salads. They also have a redbox. to rent movies. If you go a little further into town there is a Publix.

8  Thank Aspertame
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Spent an afternoon at the Little Talbot Island beach area over Spring Break. Unfortunately, the weather was very windy and a bit chilly the day we visited. The beach was nearly empty - only a few other visitors. The restrooms and changing facilities were neat, clean and close to the beach. We read on other reviews that there are wonderful tide-pools here. We were there at low-tide and decided that the definition of "tide-pools" on the east coast must mean a very different thing than "tide-pools" on the west coast. There were small bodies of water located slightly inland from the ocean itself - but with zero sea-life in them. Nothing of interest other than a few shells - the majority broken. Our kids did find a few sand dollars about knee deep in the ocean. Other than that, it was a relatively uninteresting beach. On the positive side, it would probably be a less crowded beach than the nearby JAX beaches during the summer.

1  Thank Dawn W
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

We visited Little Talbot on a chilly Saturday morning in late March and had the beach just about to ourselves. With only the sounds of the waves and seagulls, it was such a relaxing time. There are five boardwalks to take you from the parking lots over the dunes to the beach. Great photo ops!

Thank jblwright
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

I really enjoyed this park! It was cool to walk along the wooden path to the beach, the entire area was beautiful!! There are changing facilities and bathrooms right by the beach, and plenty of parking. It was a cooler day when I went so there was practically nobody at the park, but on a warmer day, I can see this place being very busy! It’s a great place to go and walk the beach or just relax without all the hustle and bustle of Jacksonville Beach.

Thank Amberlee W
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