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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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Great little spot at Big Talbot Island!

This was a spur of the moment trip with my brother and it didn't disappoint! The impressive dead trees were surreal. One looked like it had been carefully placed perfectly... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This was a spur of the moment trip with my brother and it didn't disappoint! The impressive dead trees were surreal. One looked like it had been carefully placed perfectly upright in the sand. Geological formations, nice beach for walking, and not a lot of people. Great little spot at Big Talbot Island!

Thank AWM85
Savannah, Georgia
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This was fantastic. We had to get directions from the ranger station at Little Talbot. But it is worth the hike (.75 mi).

Thank Mattybritton
New York City, New York
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5,398 reviews
2,740 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 742 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

A very large, nice and expansive park and beach front. Lots of areas to explore and a huge boardwalk over to Amelia. Clean and plenty of areas for parking.

Thank Bernardo F
Jacksonville, Florida
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is not my beach destination if i want to relax in the water or spend a day laying on the beach. We like to go to sightseeing here and collect shells, we have found some really cool and big shells/animals while walking this beach and there are always people fishing. Its definitely a nice walk and rarely has many... More 

Thank kaylarenea
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

great for people in decent shape. a little climbing up and down, but well worth it. great for selfies or family portraits. great for photography. large driftwood and empty beautiful spaces.

Thank Taterqueen
New York
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

My daughter suggested we visit this beach and I was so impressed with its beauty. Boneyard Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. Do not skip this one !

1 Thank Laura V
Gotha, Florida
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209 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We were coming from Jacksonville beach so we took the St. Johns river ferry to shorten our trip by 30 min. Once we crossed it was a short 10 minute drive to the turn out to get to Boneyard beach. There was a $3 entrance fee but we parked right next to the access point. Due to the active hurricane... More 

1 Thank M1chtopher
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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284 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Big Talbot (And Little Talbot) is a great spot for being close to nature. Bird watching along a wooden boardwalk; biking along a 5 mile asphalt path; walking on the beach; nature photography.

1 Thank GRGADA
Moscow, Russia
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The boneyard beach is one of the bizarrest places i have been to. It puts you right into nirvana...the sea, the dying trees, the driftwood....a special place and plenty impressions to shoot pictures. Great place to unwind and contemplate life. Basically no ppl - might have been due to time of day... Probably the best time here is autumn as... More 

1 Thank clumb
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Great 2 hours!!! An earlier reviewer had mentioned difficulty getting on the beach, however further erosion has created a fairly easy path down to the beach. Footing is a little iffy but it's not as hard to climb as we used to be

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