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Big Talbot Island State Park

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Address: 12157 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2528
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+1 904-251-2320

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down a track and you will find an amazing beach with fallen trees on the beach and sea front. I know this doesn't sound much, this is a must see area, be warned you can't take... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Christopher H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

down a track and you will find an amazing beach with fallen trees on the beach and sea front. I know this doesn't sound much, this is a must see area, be warned you can't take anything from the beach. good for phot views.

Thank Christopher H
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anytime you need to get away from the hustle & bustle of life Big Talbot is always a great place to visit. My 15 year old daughter loves that it's off the beaten path & quiet.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with family over Easter break. Beautiful state park. Really enjoyed exploring the beach. Would love to go back.

Thank momoftwokids2005
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The parking is ample but bring cash it cost us about $8. There is a changing area/bathroom building at the edge of the parking lot that is very clean. Follow the little bridge out to the beach. This beach has occasional driftwood - not as much as its neighbor to the north - the appropriately named "driftwood beach" but enough... More 

Thank Spelsie
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice experience driftwood beach experience with not a single other person in sight. A short walk through the woods gets you to a pristine driftwood beach. Access is not easy for people who cannot climb down a somewhat steep slope. No bathrooms at the beach but at the parking lot. No fresh water nearby.

Thank IB E
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Main attraction here is a walk on the boneyard beach, which should be done around low tide - ask one of the rangers if unsure. They also have 2-3 miles of hiking trails and a paved trail for biking.

Thank Carmen M
maitland, florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Only visit at low tide 1:30PM. Otherwise you won't experience the fullness of the driftwood and the black lava rocks (This is an important tip). There is a mile long portion of the beach that is known as "Bone Yard Beach" You access this portion at The Blackrock Trailhead. If lot is full you park on the side of highway.... More 

Thank mpeacock_10
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The beach is long and great for walking. I was surprised at how clean everything is. No shops, gas stations, fast food. No nothing commercial. A nice change.

Thank johnhoude
West Hollywood, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Big Talbot Island, is just a hop, skip and a jump from Jacksonville or just a hop from Amelia Island. This sea island in Northeast Florida and for $3 it is a must see. The variety of birds (ibis, osprey, stork, egrets, herons, pelicans, skimmers, and heck, maybe, spot an owl. The driftwood seem to have a life of their... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

My parents used to take me to this park as a child, and it is one of the first places I brought my husband when we were dating. The shoreline features a unique and beautiful driftwood beach, where large driftwood trees emerge from the sand. The park has a number of picnic tables, mostly shaded under large oak trees, and... More 

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