Big Talbot and Little Talbot islands comprise the Talbot Islands
State Parks. These Atlantic barrier islands are located between
Fernandina Beach and Jacksonville, just south of Amelia Island.
They have beautiful beaches and dunes, with a coastal hardwood
hammock of live oak, cedars behind the dunes and tidal creeks that
wind through extensive salt marshes. There are nature trails and an
The salt marshes offer excellent habitat for raccoons, river
otters, clapper rails, egrets, and herons. Shorebirds frequent the
sandy beach on which loggerhead sea turtles lay their eggs in the
summer. The coastal hammock is a good place to find snakes, gopher
tortoises, painted buntings, and migratory warblers. Look for brown
pelicans, gulls, royal terns, and sea ducks from the pier.
Department of Environmental Protection
From Jacksonville, take Florida Highway A1A 17 miles
Other North East
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