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Big Talbot Island State Park

State Road A1A North

Located on one of Northeast Florida's unique sea islands, Big Talbot Island State Park is primarily a natural preserve providing a premier location for nature study, bird-watching and photography. Explore the diverse island habitats by hiking Blackrock Trail to the shoreline, Big Pine Trail to the marsh or Old Kings Highway and Jones Cut through the maritime forest.


Douglas J. O'Brien

Friday, June 22, 2018
Beautiful place to hike or ride a bicycle! Lovely and well maintained pic-nic facilities in the parking area as well. The famous driftwood forest along shore is one the one the most unique shorelines in the area. The bicycle trail is paved with several small hikes along its length. Beautiful place to visit!

dylan pendlebury

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
It's a bit of a walk though the woods to get to the famous Driftwood Beach, but it is well worth it if you plan on staying for a couple of hours. The short Beach is covered with beautiful, ancient looking fallen oak trees that make for great photos (you will often see professional and amateur photographers doing photo shoots). Bring a large sheet to drape over any of the numerous low lying trees to make some shade or an impromptu tent. With all the tide pools and hollowed trees, you will be sure to see plenty of beach critters like crabs and snails. 🦀 🐌

Caitlin Nowak

Monday, Jan. 8, 2018
One of the most beautiful places I've ever visited. We went on a cold winter day and it was absolutely wonderful. We hiked to the driftwood beach and explored the tide pools. The hike was quick and the sand made the walk on the beach very nice. A great place for photos or for a date. Wear waterproof shoes as the tide rushes in around the rocks and trees, with possibility of losing your footing and stepping in a pool.

Rick Smith

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Awesome driftwood on the beach. Driftwood beach could have been better marked. Had to get directions from the locals.

Mike D

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Nice escape from the normal beaches with skeletal trees littering the beach and slowly eroding away. The Timacuan paved Pathway connects the trailheads and beaches with the George Crady bridge to the north and Little Talbot Island to the South. Entrance fees are $3 per vehicle and on the honor system.

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