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Big Talbot Island State Park

12157 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2528
+1 904-251-2320
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Beautiful Driftwood Beach

On our way to Fernandina Beach from Jacksonville, our host and driver suggested a short side trip... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary M
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Photo spectacular!

Big Talbot offers photographers and naturalists everything they want year long. Short hikes put you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Holly H
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“fallen trees” (8 reviews)
12157 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2528
+1 904-251-2320
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our way to Fernandina Beach from Jacksonville, our host and driver suggested a short side trip to Big Talbot State Park since we literally pass it on the way. We pulled in where signage indicated, and paid the $3 per carload fee (on the...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big Talbot offers photographers and naturalists everything they want year long. Short hikes put you in prime location for that one in a million sunrise photo and the best outdoor portraits you could imagine. Driftwood beach is a favorite for all who visit.

Thank Holly H
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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
Reviewed 28 April 2017

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.

Reviewed 26 April 2017

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

Thank momoftwokids2005
Reviewed 24 April 2017 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...More

Thank Spelsie
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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...More

Thank IB E
Reviewed 22 April 2017 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
Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank mpeacock_10
Reviewed 31 March 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
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