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Big Talbot Island State Park, Boneyard Beach, and Black Rock Beach
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.
Type in Boneyard Beach into your GPS on your phone or car and you'll see that the path leads you to the middle of A1A. You'll first hit Black Rock Beach. There are a few parking spots and a half mile hiking trail that leads you to the beach. See black rocks on the beach, made or organic formations in the soil.
A mile or so past Black Rock Beach you'll find the entrance to Boneyard Beach on the right side of the road coming from Jacksonville. There is a parking area and just less than a mile hike through hardwood forest and towering oaks to get the the beach access. On the beach are ancient oaks that have fallen over due to barrier island erosion and are laying on the shore. Enjoy the beach, however there is no swimming allowed due to the dangers of tree stumps and branches in the water.
$3 per vehicle entrance fee to access the Bluffs picnic area, Blackrock trailhead and Big Pine trailhead