With more than five miles of beautiful, white sandy beaches, Little Talbot Island is one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier islands in Northeast Florida. Maritime forests, desert-like dunes and undisturbed salt marshes on the western side of the island allow for hours of nature study and relaxation. The diverse habitats in the park host a wealth of wildlife for viewing including river otters, marsh rabbits, bobcats and a variety of native and migratory birds. Surrounding surf and tidal streams present excellent fishing for bluefish, striped bass, redfish, flounder, mullet and sheepshead. Other popular park activities include hiking, kayaking, beachcombing, surfing and picnicking. Beachside picnic pavilions are available for use by park visitors and can be reserved in advance for a fee. A full-facility campground is located along the eastern salt marshes of Myrtle Creek. Kayak rentals, guided paddle tours and Segway tours are available.
An essential hike for the area. If you want to do the full loop, be sure to time it so that you are not on the northern end of the beach part of the trail at high tide. The water comes up into dead trees that litter the beach, so you cannot pass easily. You will be forced to wait or go back the way you came. As with most trails in the area, this is better experienced during the cooler months when the bugs and the heat are less of an issue.
Raul V. on Little Talbot Island Hiking Trail
A great trail for everyone, lots of photogenic areas and the beach is stunning.
Eve F. on Little Talbot Island Hiking Trail
Great trail. The first part through the woods has a bit of elevation and partially very soft sand. Watch out for banana spider webs which are mostly above but sometimes a bit low. You hear that you are getting closer to the Atlantic after awhile so that was nice. I had walked the beach part of the trail at high tide and you will get wet feet if you hike/run this during high tide, but if you don't mind doing the beach part of it barefoot there is no obstacle. When you first get out to the beach there is some beautiful driftwood which makes for great pictures (I think even nicer during high tide). At low tide the beach is very wide. There was nobody but a few surfers there. So serene. Gorgeous! We camped across the street by the way in the State Park Campground. Perfect combo!