Little Talbot Island State Park
Little Talbot Island State Park is one of the best surfing beaches in northeast Florida so come for the big waves and stay for the beauty of the beach. Located in Jacksonville, the beach is 5 miles long with huge waves.
If surfing isn’t your thing, lazing on a gorgeous beach just might be and the beaches are incredible with white sugary sand and blue-green water. Shelling is always fun so try your luck as you walk along the shore on one of the last undeveloped barrier islands in northeast Florida.
A great way to enjoy the island is to take an EcoMotion tour. These Segway tours will take you on a guided tour through maritime forests and beautiful beaches on Little Talbot and Fort George Island.
Segways are almost like scooters- they have two wheels and they respond to the way that you “lean” on them to make turns. Some police officers use these neat Segways for evil – like cruising for expired meters and writing tickets.
While they look a lot like scooters, they are powered by electricity (battery) rather than physical force.These Segway Tours offer a unique and unforgettable experience and allow you to explore all that Little Talbot has to offer in a fun and interesting way.
Camping is popular here. Campsites are full service and located in beautiful maritime forests full of nature’s beauty.
Pets are allowed in designated areas of the campground and some other areas of the park, but are not allowed everywhere, so it’s important to keep this in mind if you are bringing your favorite canine along.
Surprisingly, “Little Talbot,” offers much more to do than “Big Talbot” as far as activities go and the potential for fun for the whole family is anything but small!
Visit Little Talbot Island State Park and enjoy
- Five miles of beautifully preserved white sugary sand beaches
- Beachcombing, shelling, swimming, snorkeling, boating, canoe/kayaking, lots of fishing opportunities
- Picnic pavilions for picnicking
- Biking and, of course, riding Segways on guided tours
- Four miles of Hiking trails through five natural communities- maritime hammock, beach dune, depression march, beaches
- Open 365 days, including holidays, 8 a.m. to sunset, nominal fees
- Full service camping facility- pets allowed in some areas
- Florida State Parks may require entrance fees per person or per car
For the kids: If you’re looking for something to do with the kids or whole family while in Jacksonville, check out the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens where you can spend the day checking out a large variety of animals and enjoying the beautifully landscaped grounds.
There is also a train ride through the Zoo that allows you to relax and enjoy the scenery.
Where to eat: There are various restaurants and hotels in Jacksonville as well. If you enjoy Thai food, check out Taste of Thai for one of the best dining experiences in Jacksonville.
Bluewater Beach Grill for yummy seafood and surely check out the Yellowtail Grill and Raw Bar.
Where to sleep: If you’re on a budget, the Jameson Inn and La Quinta offers great hotel accommodations at an affordable rate. Sandhurst Hotel and Suites should be considered.
Little Talbot Island State Park is located at 12157 Heckscher Drive Jacksonville, Florida 32226
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