If you're in Northeast Florida, you absolutely can't miss Boneyard Beach on Big Talbot Island. It's one of those hidden gems! This unique spot is nestled along the Nassau Sound within the Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve, between North Jacksonville and Fernandina Beach.
Now, don't let the name fool you – you won't find actual bones on this beach. What you'll see are the eerie remnants of trees that have succumbed to erosion and been dried out by the sun. It's like Mother Nature's art gallery, with tree trunks, branches, and roots creating incredible natural sculptures.
Photographers adore Boneyard Beach. It's the kind of place that makes landscapes and portraits truly magical. In fact, our son and daughter-in-law chose this spot for some of their engagement photos!
Besides being a photographer's dream, it's an ideal spot for various activities. You can go hiking, have a lovely picnic, take a leisurely walk along the beach, or even hunt for seashells. But here's an important note: swimming is a no-go here due to safety reasons, so be sure to skip the swim gear.
Just remember, there's a bit of a walk – about a third of a mile – from the parking lot to the beach. It's a good idea to wear comfortable athletic or hiking shoes for the trail and the beach itself. So, pack your camera, a picnic basket, and some comfy shoes, and get ready for an unforgettable day at Boneyard Beach!
Hours and Other Info
8:00am to sundown, 365 day a year
Parking fees, $3 per vehicle
SR A1A North, Jacksonville, FL 32226