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“Blackrock Trail”

Big Talbot Island State Park
Ranked #11 of 166 things to do in Jacksonville
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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Blackrock Trail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Park in the day use parking area just south of Big Talbot Park. The trail is about 1/2 mile, but a nice flat nature trail. At the end, there is a side trail on the left that takes one to the edge of a sandy cliff from which you can walk down to the beach. Check the tides and only go here around low tide. There are hundreds of huge dead oak trees that have fallen on to the beach due to erosion and they look like huge pieces of driftwood. Great for pictures.

Visited August 2013
9 Thank ameliarad2013
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Longmont, Colorado
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“Imagine Visiting Another Planet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

The beaches are remote and the most interesting and beautiful I have ever seen. The dunes are full of small grasses, beautiful plants and crazy colored crabs. The sand is so white. There are very few people here. I like to drive all the way to the last parking area to get the best views of the island and the ocean. It is a great place to walk and reflect on life. If you can get there for low tide that is great. You want to take a picnic here, or leave in time to drive to amelia island to get something to eat.

Visited July 2013
5 Thank Doerflerba
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Newark, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

Nice scenic view but it was all ruined by all of the dog crap on the grass and beach area. The state needs to band dogs from Big Talbot it's far to pretty a place and visitors shouldn't have to walk through tons of dog crap.

Visited July 2013
4 Thank Juan G
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“Boneyard Beach is a sight to see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013 via mobile

Not the typical beach experience, but a beach experience you will love! It was a short drive from our condo on Amelia Island. Head south on A1A, and the park entrance is on the left just over the bridge. ($3 parking fee).
There is a trail that takes you down to the beach. Adventuresome folks can climb down the cliff, but if you stay on the trail, it leads you down to the beach on a more gentle slope.
The beach has an amazing display of fallen trees, creating an oversized Driftwood Forest that is a sight not to be missed.

Visited July 2013
3 Thank Wbstrs1
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“Eerily Serene”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

The beach at Big Talbot State Park is unlike any that I ever visited. You are likely to find that when you pull into the small shady parking lot that there are few others there. And, you will probably want to time your visit during low tide if you want to walk along the beach. To start your visit, you will see a small path off to the right of the parking lot. Duck under the wood rail fence and walk towards the water. It will become evident why you don’t want to venture too close to the edge of the cliff area – the loose sandy soil had eroded sending many live oaks onto the beach and into the ocean.

Another trail off to the left of the parking lot twists its way down to the beach where you can wander among these behemoth salt and sun bleached skeletons – or sit on one of the study limbs to contemplate the passage of time.

If you want to frolic on the sand and in the waves – this isn’t the beach you are looking for. If you want something out of the ordinary, visit Big Talbot State Park.

Visited May 2013
4 Thank LJKNc
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