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“Nice quiet beach”

Big Talbot Island State Park
Ranked #11 of 171 things to do in Jacksonville
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South Bend, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice quiet beach”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

A bit of a drive but a beautiful state park, well maintained with some great beach areas.Easy access top beach from parking with nice picnic areas and restrooms.

Visited July 2014
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Amelia Island, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
268 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Adventure Beach and Rookery”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

My grandkids love this place which is the next Island South of Amelia Island. It is home to Boneyard Beach, where erosion has massed an incredible giant driftwood forest on the beach. The kids go through the park and with help from their parents make their way down to the beach where it is like venturing into a no mans land of driftwood on the beach. Great photographs and whoa, the kids always want to go back.

In the last few months a fantastic rookery has formed at the North end of the Island arcross from the boat ramp on the side of the road. You can't miss it. Great Egrets, Wood Storks, a rare flock of White Pelicans, heron, spoonbills, snowy egrets and terns. Wonderful for photographers and when the final extension of the boardwalk opens we will have front row perch to watch the hundreds of birds that now call it home.

Visited July 2014
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Jacksonville, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“It's no Little Talbot”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Big Talbot is worth seeing if you find yourself in the area.

Big Tal is wild. You have to walk about half a mile through a forest depending on where you park. When the trees finally open up you are dumped right on to bone beach, which looks kind of like the elephant graveyard in the Lion King. This is the most driftwood I've ever seen in one place.

The sand isn't as white as nearby beaches, and there's not much of a place to lay out or walk because of all of the driftwood. Neighboring Amelia, Little Talbot, and Hugenot all offer whiter beaches with more room to walk around, but it's worth the walk just to see all of the driftwood.

You can park by the road at either of the two entrances, and you drop off 3 dollars in a security box per vehicle. You get a tag for your window but it's kind of on the honor system. I've never seen anyone checking tags.

Visited June 2014
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Orlando, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Big Brother to Little”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

This is even better than Little Talbot Island. Nice paved bike trail, covered picnic area, gorgeous beach, with lots of oaks and over looks on the river. You got to see this place. Old Florida coast in its native natural condition.

Visited May 2014
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Sweetwater, Florida, United States
Level 6 Contributor
209 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Four wheel needed”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Not much in the way of facilities, but nature, ocean, sand, sunset, beautiful. Four wheel drive will get you out on the beach, up front and personal, but there is a parking lot that gets you walking access if you don't have the 4 wheeler. Lots of surf casting, fishing going on. Quiet, serene, peaceful and did I say, Beautiful?

Visited July 2014
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