Little Talbot Island State Park, 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 park is quiet and well kept. The sites are,a bit narrow and the road entering the campground is a narrow one as well.Our site was 23 and felt very private. I can see why some may have trouble wit...  more »
  • Quiet and peaceful day of enjoyment awaits you when you visit Little Talbot Island State Park. Woods for hiking and exploration. Beach for strolling and swimming. Campsites available by reservation. P...  more »
  • Take your time to enjoy the woods and then beach. Amazing views. Very easy. Park at the ranger station and enter the trail there. Very beautiful beach in 2 miles!  more »
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  • My family and I absolutely loved camping at Little Talbot Island! This was our first time camping here and is now on our top list of favorite Florida State Parks to camp in. Site #40 is AMAZING!!! It's on a little bend with only one other campsite diagonal from it barely in view - no neighbors on either side of behind. We felt completely secluded and private - LOVED! It's also right next to a nice little trail. Some other camp sites looked really small and not much privacy but #40 is perfection. It's a small campground but beautiful and well maintained. We biked across the road (almost 2 miles) to the beach side of Little Talbot - beautiful beach! Fernandina and Amelia Island are a short drive away if you want some entertainment, shopping, restaurants, etc. The rangers at check-in were very welcoming and friendly. The bathrooms were clean. Overall, extremely happy with our stay here and will definitely be back.
  • Stayed in December. This place is very unique. Definitely do the 4 mile or so hike that takes you down the beach. If in winter, plan your beach section to walk with the wind, and against the wind while inland. This works out well. Lots to do and see here in all seasons. The campground is very tight. Some spots are way too small and difficult to park, so choose carefully. The road system of the campground needs work. The bathroom near our campsite was an igloo inside due to too much airflow. Overall, this is a cool place and we would do it again.
  • My family and I will never camp at Little Talbot Island State Park ever agin. Worst camping experience ever. We camped out last night to celebrate the New Year. We we were not aloud to talk to each in OUR campsite that we paid for after 11:00 pm. The manager of the park actually told us that it was time to go to bed. Never in my years of camping have we ever been told that we can’t sit around a campfire and play a family game of cards and have a good time. And further more.... it was New Years Eve. Seriously do not camp here unless you like being told to go to bed.
  • Amazing place. One of my absolute favorite places to be. The beach is beautiful and the nature trails are fantastic.
  • Beautiful beach area. Wish I had more time to explore the more private areas. It was not super crowded even though there was a lot of traffic going in.

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