Boneyard Beach 1
Sarabay Sunset
Roseate Spoonbills
Kayak Amelia Paddle Group
Boneyard Beach 2
Bicyclists on Timucuan Trail
Boat Ramp
Blackrock Trail
A salt bleached oak tree skeleton graces the shoreline of Boneyard Beach.
A brilliant pink sunset frames the salt marsh at the south end of Big Talbot Island at the Sarabay center.
A pink roseate spoonbill lands next to another spoonbill and a snowy egret on an oyster bed in the salt marsh.
A group of 20 or so kayakers paddles in the serene waters of Simpson's Creek salt marsh at the south end of Big Talbot Island.
Looking west towards the Nassau Sound, dozens of tree skeletons line the beach of Big Talbot Island.
Cyclists enjoy the curves along the off road paved Timucuan Trail on Big Talbot Island.
Visitors launch their boat into the salt marsh at the boat ramp on Big Talbot Island.
A woman carrying a small child walks through the dappled sunlight on Blackrock Trail.

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Big Talbot Island State Park

Welcome to Big Talbot Island State Park

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.

Launch a boat from the north end of the island to fish and tour the salt marsh or rent a kayak and take a guided paddle tour with Kayak Amelia, 904-251-0016. Kayak tours require advanced reservation.

Visit The Bluffs and enjoy a picnic at one of the pavilions overlooking the water or take a quick stroll down the trail to Boneyard Beach. The unique beach is famous for the salt-washed skeletons of live oak and cedar trees that once grew near the shore.

Bring a bicycle, in-line skates or a stroller and enjoy the 2.9-mile off road paved multi-use Timucuan Trail that runs parallel to A1A. Stop along the way to read about the park's natural and cultural resources at the interpretive panels.

We welcome you to visit all seven of the parks which collectively comprise Talbot Islands State Parks:

Directions to this Park

Firsthand Florida Fun
Big Talbot Island State Park is featured in the Firsthand Florida Fun blog. Experience the park through the video and photos of Erika Z. See all the blog posts here.


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