Little Talbot Island State Park, Jacksonville

4.6
#4 of 36 in Parks in Jacksonville
The 8 km (5 mi) long beach at Little Talbot Island State Park offers opportunities for swimming, surfing, shelling, kayaking, and fishing. Located on a Florida barrier island, the park supports a variety of natural habitats, from sandy dunes to forests and marshes. While hiking or biking on the trails, you can stop by a picnic pavilion to have a snack. Camping is available, and you can reserve a spot up to 11 months in advance. The park has a limited number of canoes, kayaks, and bicycles for rent. Be cautious in the water, because the beach has no lifeguards and the currents can be strong. Plan a Jacksonville trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • This beach is off the beaten path. It doesn’t get crowded or busy till around 2 o’clock in the afternoon the beach is clean the shelves are plentiful. You can rinse your feet off in the outdoor...  more »
  • We camped there a couple of days ago and the park camp ground is across the street from the main park. The bathhouse and the grounds were well maintained but the campground is next to a salt water...  more »
  • The hiking trail is about a 4 mile loop including walking on trail and along the beach. The island includes restroom and changing facilities, picnic areas and grills (bring your own charcoal), and an....  more »
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  • A group of 4 of us (all women) stopped here on our way to Amelia Beach from St. Augustine and it was so beautiful. There's a long boardwalk that takes you out to the beach. We walked the beach looking for shark teeth and we ended up seeing a couple of dolphins swimming and jumping out in the ocean. It was just a really nice area with decent bathroom/changing facilities as well. It does cost $5 to get into the park, but it was worth it. And we only stayed for about an hour.
  • A really wonderful beach. We saw a turtle munching on grass, birds skimming the water with their beaks open to eat bugs, and lots of shells. The dunes are very pretty and the beach is really long so perfect for long walks and having a private area to relax. When the tide is part way up, a shallow area of warm water is created that is very fun to walk or splash about in.
  • Little Talbot Island State park is not little. Its a huge bike riding, beachfront, fishing, picnic having kind of place. Every turn gave glimpses of old beach front Florida. The birds were in abundance and variety. If you're a Florida State Parks enthusiast, there are 7 in close vicinity to each other. Great place to just chill and get your mind right. We had a great day on a absolutely beautiful day recently. You'll get your walking in but its well worth it.
  • Little Talbot Island State park is not little. Its a huge bike riding, beachfront, fishing, picnic having kind of place. Every turn gave glimpses of old beach front Florida. The birds were in abundance and variety. If you're a Florida State Parks enthusiast, there are 7 in close vicinity to each other. Great place to just chill and get your mind right. We had a great day on a absolutely beautiful day recently. You'll get your walking in but its well worth it.
  • This was such a relaxing afternoon. Parts of the beach have a dip along the shoreline so you can sit in water and not be hit by the waves to search for shell treasures or just soak in the atmosphere. The water was a fabulous temperature in June. We only spent a few hours because we got hungry so bring snacks, drinks, and food if you plan on spending the day. There aren't any restaurants within a distance most people might want to walk.

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