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Cradle Creek Preserve

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Tranquil morning walk

My three kids and I went to Cradle Creek Preserve on a Sunday morning. It was a nice place for a... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
St. Johns, Florida
Beautiful Nature Trail

We were looking for a nice trail to take our dog this trail was amazing beautiful views of the... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
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“short trails”(2 reviews)
“salt marsh”(2 reviews)
“great trails”(2 reviews)
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900 15th Ave S, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-4132
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

My three kids and I went to Cradle Creek Preserve on a Sunday morning. It was a nice place for a short endeavor before heading to the beach. We walked along the walkway and enjoyed the quiet and serene setting.

Thank jillmurphy176
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a nice trail to take our dog this trail was amazing beautiful views of the marshes lots of nature birds to see. Very well maintained was a lot longer than we thought worth the stop for sure.

2  Thank Roxiecoolada
Reviewed 16 October 2017

When we lived near here, we visited this place often. Visited it again and it is unchanged. Quiet, peaceful, solitary. Sort of a meditative place. The storms of 2017 have beat it up a bit, but it is a peaceful place to walk, smell the...More

1  Thank WeGetsAround
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Its a nice place to stop, take a short walk and snap some pictures. We were not prepared for the tons of horseflies but it was still a nice hidden gem.

1  Thank Daye A
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Cradle Creak park is quiet and beautiful. It leads you to the Intracoastal waterway located in Jacksonville Beach. There are two short trails that lead you to the waters edge where you can enjoy the Florida fauna, possibly view heron, egrets and a possible eagle...More

1  Thank PBJaxBeach
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This little boardwalk into the salt marsh is usually quiet. There are about a dozen parking places, and usually no many people. It is very natural. Even if you don't see raccoons, you will see tracks in the mud at low tide.

1  Thank colvinkathy
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful retreat within the city. Mix of trees, swamp, wildlife and more. Shorter walk then I was expecting however.

1  Thank dlajeunesse
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is a really cool Jax Beach park with great trails, bridges, and views of the Intracoastal! It's a nice, easy walk for people of all ages and ability. Beware the marsh flies when it gets hot! In the summertime, they will attack you relentlessly,...More

Thank thsmith1
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I went there with my family to hike and enjoy nature. It was very nice. Great trails and boardwalks for viewing the natural intracoastal wetlands. We saw a pair of Great Horned owls up in a tree and lots of other birds. Loved it! Only...More

1  Thank Susan G
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Cradle Creek Preserve has a small parking lot and wooden walkways over the wetlands, and dirt paths on the slightly higher ground. The views from the kayak launch and the observation point are sublime if you're a marsh fan (like I am). It's not a...More

Thank neptune-mick
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Art S
1 September 2017|
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Response from PBJaxBeach | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Unfortunately due to the effects of Hurricane Irma, the park is closed.