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“Hidden Gem”

Little Talbot Island State Park
Ranked #4 of 175 things to do in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: On Little Talbot Island, construction of the Timucuan State and National Parks Multi-Use Trail is underway. The first phase of the trail will span more than 2 miles through coastal habitat of Little Talbot Island.
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Most coming to Jacksonville will head to Atlantic Beach, JAX Beach, Ponte Vedra, or St. Aug. Or, heading north, will go to Amelia Island & Fernandina Beach, passing right by Little Talbot Island State Park. They will be missing out. It has miles of beautiful beach that are basically deserted and admission into the start park is only $5 a vehicle. Not a lot to pay for basically having whole sections of the beach to yourself! It's clean, quiet, and a great place to commune with nature. If I could only use one word to describe it - zen.

2  Thank Kevin F
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Coming from a tropical island, I wasn't expected to be impressed by a stateside beach. Boy, was I wrong. There were so few people (I'll never understand why) so it felt like we had our own private beach. The water was nice and warm, the sand was smooth, and it was an overall, enjoyable experience.

4  Thank Mia C
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

I read about Little Talbot Island State Park in Trip Advisor before we went. A lady commented on how few people were there. We went on a morning and found that to be true until lunch time. At 9:00 there were only five other people on the five mile beach! Just a nice quiet time to enjoy my wife!

2  Thank Mike G
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Camped here for 2 nights. Very shaded sites. So many trees, each site is fairly private.
The campground is on one side of the road and the beach is on the other side of the road. The beach is quite a walk from the campground, especially if you are hauling beach chairs, etc. There is a non-shaded parking lot at the beach, and then a long boardwalk to the beach.
The beach is gorgeous and private. Very uncrowded. Beautiful white sand. Wonderful if you have a bicycle.
There is a small river that runs by the campground. At low tide it is only about a foot deep. At high tide it is 6 feet deep. Saw some people fishing at high tide. Not sure if they caught anything.
There is a section of beach about 2 miles up the road called The Bluffs. It is a beautiful piece of land. The beach is eroding and there are huge pieces of driftwood along the beach. Worth a stop to see.

3  Thank keekin
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Affordable! Shower houses are big and there are 2. They are easy to get to no matter what site you are at. It's nice to have a hot shower to rinse off the salt water. The beach is right across the street and free for campers. Fishing dock and nature trails. Even a treasure hunt nature trail! Absolutely Fantastic!!!!

2  Thank Samantha S
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