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Big Talbot Island State Park

12157 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2528
+1 904-251-2320
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One of our favorite places

Big Talbot Island State Park is one of our family's favorite day trips. The kids have a great time... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Linda C
Jacksonville, Florida
Visit the Boneyard a must!

At the second pull-off parking lot heading North on Hecsher Dr there is a path that leads to the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jacksonville, Florida
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“boneyard beach” (32 reviews)
“low tide” (18 reviews)
“amelia island” (17 reviews)
12157 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2528
+1 904-251-2320
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Big Talbot Island State Park is one of our family's favorite day trips. The kids have a great time exploring and it isn't over-crowded.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the second pull-off parking lot heading North on Hecsher Dr there is a path that leads to the beach where you will find many trees that have fallen onto the beach from erosion and been was clean from the ocean waves, turning them to...More

Thank TBone22tlb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a stop every time we go from Jacksonville, to Amelia Is. Different time of the day, different pictures to take. Always something new to see, we are talking about sunrises thru sunsets.

Thank Gloria K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walk the trail through the woods out to the beach. Be careful climbing over Hurricane Irma debris. Beach is covered with driftwood and provides a gorgeous backdrop for photographs. Try to plan your visit at sunset and high tide for best photographs. If you like...More

Thank Gatorartlady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the state park and took the trails out to Boneyard Beach. The washed up old trees make for a fun view and a little bit of a jungle gym. When we went we were the only two people on the...More

Thank Ashley H
Reviewed 1 December 2017

If you are looking for an interesting beach- this is it! A photographers dream, the "Boneyard" beach has decades of trees- weathered and down on the beach from erosion. It changes every time you go. There is a lookout off the north parking lot- but...More

1  Thank Crystal O
Reviewed 1 December 2017

A visit to the Jacksonville area would not be complete without a visit to this State Park. Beautiful Beaches, Driftwood, History, and near Amelia Island makes it a fun and inexpensive day trip or staycation destination.

Thank Adam N
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This is a fairly tupical area for this region along the coast with swamps, wetlands, sand dunes, a beach and tropical forst. There are walking trails which are interesting. Parking costs $3.00 if you pull in off 1/A/1.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 19 November 2017

It is a small beach by Florida standards and it is covered by interesting trees. Also, there is a trail in a nice forest along the beach. The beach feel remote and private, very clean, great for walking.

Thank heckfy
Reviewed 18 November 2017

We were in Jacksonville for a concert and decided to check out the state park before we headed home. Amelia Island & Little Talbot State parks also. They were all wonderful

Thank hllangford
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