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Little Talbot Island State Park, Jacksonville

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
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. Arrange your visit to Little Talbot Island State Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Jacksonville using our Jacksonville vacation route planner.
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  • Whether you go to relax on the beach, ride your bike on the Timucuan Trail, hike through the woods or to go camping... you won't be disappointed at any of the Talbot Island parks. They are hands-down ...  read more »
  • There is ample parking, restrooms, showers, and dressing rooms. Inland, near the parking lot, are numerous covered picnic areas. A wooden boardwalk leads to the beach through the dunes. A wheelchair o...  read more »
  • The camping there was hidden away but not on the beach like I originally thought; its actually by a boat launch area. There are a ton of bugs so bring bug spray! The beach was beautiful and so seclude...  read more »
  • Beautiful secluded island! I love that it is off the beaten path and is not overcrowded. I never have to fight for a parking spot. The fresh water wash stations are the best. It costs $5 a car but totally worth it.
  • Love both Little and Big Talbot islands, don't be fooled ava get trapped down on Jax Beach with the obnoxious teens and tourists, these are the real beaches of Jax. Only a short drive from the city center yet worlds away in landscape, the small parking lot just on this side of the big bridge has a trail that leads to an amazing little spot where the Atlantic meets the wetlands and you can dipnet for blues high and low tide. Kids will love the thousands of crabs and I have seen the occasional horseshoe crawl up out of the deep on these shores. DON'T MISS THESE AREAS Keep heading north along the road and there are multiple state kept parks, camping areas, kayak launch spots, homes no one can afford and numerous little pull in spots with entrances to both the waterways that crisscross the wetlands (nature's salt filters), wooded areas and the many beaches along the ocean side. No matter the time of year or your reason for visiting the fine city of Jax be sure to make some time to visit these parks
  • This is a great spot to enjoy nature. There are great hiking trails, clean beaches, and pavilions for gatherings. I've never seen a crowd. Great place to relax with family.
  • The park rangers were fantastic. The site had a very nice view of the marsh. Only thing keeping this from a five star review is the loooooing walk to the beach.
  • I asked the lady on the phone if they had a pool . I seemed to have offended her delicate sensibilities . And she wanted to explain to me that they have 5 miles of beach . Well everyone has their preferences of what type of water they like to swim in . Mine is a pool .But I broke my leg and had to have emergency surgery and I can't walk let alone swim in the beach . I'm writing this because people in these places need to realize not everyone can do certain things and a pool is something that I need to exercise. That's all I can use right now . I wasn't offended that the park didn't have a pool . It was her tone . We do have state parks that have pools several that I know of . So it wasn't a silly question .
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