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.

Good trail. Bring Deet and come after high tide... Beautiful forest canopy over ancient dunes to a unspoiled and wild beach.

A very special person took me there this past Memorial Day. Beautiful hike with a great payoff when you reach the Beach.

Great place to see the real Florida!

Not well marked but is a nice wide trail. Started with the wooded part. A little confusing once you reach the beach...you can either proceed back along the beach or retrace your steps on the trail (which is shadier). Nice elevation changes. Beautiful views of the beach. Not a significant amount of traffic.

mountain biking
2 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

Nice hike overall. I would suggest starting on section in woods and then to beach. Coming down from beach, the trail entrance is very difficult to find. I found a complete sand dollar so my my hike was very satisfying.

Lots of bugs in the wooded part of the trail but the beach was beautiful.

This trail is actually .75 miles around, and is located inside the campground directly across the street from the main entrance to Little Talbot Island State Park. You'll need to punch in a code to access the campground, but we asked the ranger at the main entrance if we were allowed to go in there and he gave it to us.

Inside the campground, you can park way back by the boat slip and from there it's a quarter-mile walk to the trail head. The trail is a little overgrown in places, but markers are frequent. We also noticed some possible geocaches in the woods, so if that's your thing then definitely pay this place a visit.

Overall I really loved this short little trail. It was a great way to end the day after walking the bigger loop across the street, and all the campers we ran into were extremely friendly.

This is a beautiful walk through the woods to the ocean, with a lot more changes in elevation that you usually see in Florida thanks to all the sand dunes. You're definitely going to want to bring a heck ton of bug spray though -- we treated our clothes and put on some deet before we went out and the mosquitoes were still almost unbearable. But once you get out to the beach, they're not a problem anymore. It is really awesome being in the woods and hearing the ocean as you get close! Once you're actually out on the beach, there's a lot of washed up driftwood that looks really neat, and plenty of birds. As others have said, when the tide comes in it washes out part of the trail (this part of the trail is right at the northern-most part of the beach).

It was a beautiful hike. Just make sure you go during low tide, or you won't be able to complete the loop