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Little Talbot Island

Little Talbot Island is a 2,500-acre barrier island situated 17 miles northeast of Jacksonville. It’s big brother, Big Talbot Island lies immediately to its north. The park has forests, dunes and salt marshes, and you will spot wildlife that include migrating birds, bobcats, river otters and marsh rabbits.

The island, and all the barrier islands in the area, were first inhabited by Native Americans. In 1562, French Huguenots arrived and named the islands the Timucua, after the Native American tribe who inhabited them. The islands changed hands with the Spanish occupation soon thereafter, and then again to the English in the early 1700’s. In 1735, General James Oglethorpe renamed the islands in honor of Charles Baron Talbot, Lord High Chancellor of England.

At Little Talbot Island Park, you can enjoy surfing, swimming, fishing, canoeing, hiking or just enjoying the natural scenery. You can also take a short drive to downtown Jacksonville and enjoy dining and entertainment there.

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