Boneyard Beach, Big Talbot Island State Park

Jacksonville, FL

A great part of Florida that is often overlooked is the “First Coast” region.  The First Coast consists of the area in and around Jacksonville and its beaches.  One of the best sections of the First Coast is the area north of the St. John’s river — specifically, the beaches of Little Talbot Island, Big Talbot Island, Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach.  This post focuses on Big Talbot Island and “Boneyard Beach”.

DRIFTWOOD TREES & NO SWIMMING

Boneyard Beach is located on the Nassau Sound and is inside Big Talbot Island State Park.  It’s popular because of it’s natural beach and numerous fallen trees that line it in all directions.  Over time, the weather has shaped the trees into huge pieces of driftwood and the beach is a favorite for nature-lovers and photographers alike.  Boneyard Beach doesn’t allow swimming.  I think it’s because it would be dangerous due to the many submerged trees along the shore.  That being said, the beach is still awesome for exploring and relaxing and I highly recommend you visit it because it’s so unique and beautiful.

HOW TO GET HERE

The beach is accessed off of A1A and is the northern most park entrance on Big Talbot.  There is plenty of parking and there are a few covered picnic pavilions.for enjoying the day. Be aware that even though you can see the beach from the parking lot, you must walk a trail to the north for roughly a 1/4 mile in order to enter the beach.  Also, it’s worth mentioning that there are no restrooms at this location either.

Boneyard beach on Big Talbot Island is a great place to visit and a unique “lazy location” for sure!

BEACH INFO

LAT/LONG:
30.50’38”N 81.45’05”W

SETTING:
Natural/State Park

SAND:
Dark Brown, hard-packed, Flat

PARKING:
Free parking

SHOWERS:
No

BATHROOMS:
No

STAIRS:
No

PICNIC AREA:
Yes

WAVES:
Flat/Bay

WALKING DISTANCE TO BEACH:
Far (.25 miles)

COST TO PARK:
Free

LIFEGUARDS:
No

WATER CLARITY:
Brownish Color

RESTAURANTS NEARBY:
Marche’ Burette at Amelia Island Shoppes, Sandollar Restaurant

NEARBY HOTELS:
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

Ritz Carlton Amelia Island

One Ocean Atlantic Beach

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Boneyard Beach Big Talbot Island State Park

Boneyard Beach Path Big Talbot Island State Park

Boneyard Beach Parking Big Talbot Island Amelia Island Jacksonville

 

 

 

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