Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Boneyard Beach - It is in Florida

Hiking to Boneyard Beach in Florida
Boneyard Beach at Big Talbot Island
Big Talbot Island State Park is south of Amelia Island in Florida.  At the park, you will find a trail to Boneyard Beach.  The name was given to this beach because of the salt washed oak trees and cedar trees lying on the beach.

Guess what?  It has been said that there have been findings of huge Mammoth Bones by some archaeologists here too!

our outdoor travel stories at Big Talbot Island

This beach is not recommended for swimming, but good for picture taking and shelling.
It is said that Blackbeard landed on these shores!

We visited Boneyard Beach as my sister and I were heading home from Amelia Island.  I was not sure where to park exactly, but we did end up finding the trail head to Boneyard Beach.  There is one of those "special" bathrooms you can use before you start on the trail.  My sister and I were the only ones around, which was a little scary when you could hear some rustling in the bushes.

Boneyard Beach Florida State Parks

Luckily we did come by some nice overlooks of the beach, but we never did make it all the way to the end.  We chickened out, but what we did see of boneyard beach was really pretty.

Hiking Trails skeleton trees

I did not see the parking lot for the Black Rock Trail and it was starting to get late, so we just continued to head home.  I would like to go back to that park and plan out my visit better.  The Black Rock Trail did sound really cool.  It has black rock like outcroppings.  Here is a link to Florida Hikes website where they discuss the different trails to help you plan your trip better.

If you would like more information on Big Talbot Island State Park, you can check out their website here.