Exploring Big Talbot Island

Big Talbot Island State Park, located just a few miles south of Amelia Island, offers diverse island habitats and recreation of all kinds! Explore Big Talbot 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. 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 3.9-mile off-road paved multi-use Timucuan Trail that runs parallel to A1A with breathtaking overlooks of Spoonbill Pond at the northern boardwalk section. Stop along the way to read about the park’s natural and cultural resources at the interpretive panels. For more information visit www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/big-talbot-island-state-park.