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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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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... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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25 reviews
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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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Reviewed 19 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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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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204 reviews
102 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 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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279 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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
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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 25 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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Atlantic Beach, Florida
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130 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 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 

1 Thank BrenKen1
Jacksonville, Florida
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81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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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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60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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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

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