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Dutton Island Preserve

793 Dutton Island Road West, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
+1 904-630-4100
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Off the BeatenTrack Marshfront Prk

We love to bike to this maritime forest park that offers trails, fishing pier, kayak launch... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
LovesToAdventure
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Neptune Beach, Florida
Great place to go paddleboarding

This is a beautiful park in Atlantic Beach. It's rarely crowded. My husband and I like to... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Marisa C
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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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793 Dutton Island Road West, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

We love to bike to this maritime forest park that offers trails, fishing pier, kayak launch, pavillion for picnics and surprise you can even camp here.

Thank LovesToAdventure
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful park in Atlantic Beach. It's rarely crowded. My husband and I like to paddleboard here because it's so easy to put in. Great place to fish too. Easy access to the Intracoastal or you can paddle around the marshes. Won't go...More

Thank Marisa C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Have been there a few times for local community gatherings as well as trail bike riding, trail walking, and as a great place to launch a kayak for a few hours paddle. Most days it is only lightly used. We have seen a variety of...More

Thank rattbadger48
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Visited with my wife and enjoyed the quiet and setting, various birds attempting to find something to eat in the water and mudflats. Be sure to walk out to the end of the elevated walkways for the best views!

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

There are great hiking trails and on the island as well as inland. On the island there are places to launch kayaks/canoes as well as a fishing pier. Overall a great place to interact with the marshland. We do a loop around the island in...More

Thank stu517
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Make sure to take plenty of bug spray and sunscreen. I took my nephew and Kids there for a nice casual nature walk.

Thank Aaron i
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Don't leave any valuables visible or the homeless druggies hiding in the bushes will break your car windows and help themselves (even if your doors are unlocked).

Thank Jason R
Reviewed 17 October 2016

There are trails around the park that provide a serene background for musing. Many of the trees have herons and wood storks nesting in them, or just hanging out. Roseate spoonbills have visited, and osprey love the area. The fishing on the dock and the...More

Thank neptune-mick
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Our first visit to this FL preserve. Not crowded which is a good thing since there is limited parking. I imagine weekends could be crowded. We only saw bathrooms in one area so you may have to drive over. Limited camping sites with permit. A...More

Thank BrenKen1
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I frequent dutton and everytime I see something new. I would highly reccomend going. I have gone paddle boarding and kayaking from the ramp...Hiked the trails many times. Very beautiful.

Thank Lyndy D
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Amy I
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Response from Marisa C | Reviewed this property |
Whew. This is a big question. If you are asking time of year I would say in the spring or summer as a lot of birds have gone south. If you want to see shore birds I would say low tide when perhaps you can see them feeding.
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