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Big Talbot Island State Park

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Address: 12157 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32226
Phone Number: +1 904-251-2320

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Tranquilizing place

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Moscow, Russia
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Moscow, Russia
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hurricane Matthew certainly caused some serious erosion. Still beautiful and a great photo opp. When we visited today we could not find a safe way down to the beach. Well, we could have made it down but if you are over 40 you could hurt yourself. Once down... climbing back would be even more difficult. A handful of teenagers were... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Boneyard Beach at this park was a sight to behold. All the fallen oak trees have remained on the beach, which gives the beach an eerie feeling. I loved shooting the scenery, and as a bonus, was treated to photographing an osprey up close. To get to this beach, park at the second parking lot on A1A North, coming up... More 

Thank MarynMikeS
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

My boyfriend took me there to show me the driftwood and for a walk on the beach. It was quite a view of nature, seeing all the driftwood and the beauty of the beach. Very romantic and quiet. A very easy hike to the beach and on the beach. Very picturesque and great for photographers!

Thank J M
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The main thing about Big Talbot was the uniqueness of the trails. There is one called Blackrock that is a beach of driftwood and corroded sand and is only about a mile walk. This park is right on the beach and offers a variety of classic Florida scenery and experience.

Thank whitneyllynn
Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This park is located just north of little Talbot state park it doesn't have a guard you just have to put your money in an envelope beautiful shaded parking lot bike trail runs through it .It is about 3/10 of a mile walk down the path till you can get to the beach access. There was not another soul on... More 

Thank Julie H
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Such a nice place for whole family, beach is very nice, quite, lot of birds around. It is also a nice place for camping.

Thank bobsarangi
St. Johns
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

About 5 minutes north of Little Talbot Island State Park is Big Talbot Island State Park. There isn't a gate a gate to enter like at Little Talbot it's a small parking lot on the side of A1A to enter. On the east side of A1A going north you will see a sign that says Black Rock Trail. There will... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a beach off the beaten path, this is the one to go to. It's not great to go swimming, but all of the driftwood makes it different from all of the other beaches in Jacksonville. I have been to two weddings on this beach and a third this November. It's really pretty.

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