Great little 1 mile hike with plenty of shade.Was nice to see some added features and art throughout the hike as well.Nice place to take the dogs or kids.There was also a short little mountain bike trail with some hills and small obstacles for riders (although the dogs enjoyed it too!).This review and pictures are for the east trail before you get onto the island.Picnic tables available. A few benches along the trail as well.
Man I have always enjoyed launching a Kayak from here and getting back in the Marsh for some big Reds. Once you hook one and he pulls you around the marsh youll be HOOKED!! Great place to take the family also quiet and not crowded usually.
Went here while trying to add a new fishing spot to the plate. Unfortunately, I just went to the walking path part and got in a great deal of steps. Will write a review for the fishing side once I experience it. But, never to be deterred mini-me and I, walked it out. Has seating spots along walking paths, plus a picnic area right off of parking lot. Youre allowed to take pets along as you clean up behind them.
So relaxing. Dogs love smelling ALL the smells and the trails are clean and safe.
It’s a great place to fish kayak or go around the trail to look out points Well maintained too !!
If you love peace and quiet and the smell of pine trees this is a place you must visit.
We went to if we could get on the island, but the tide pushed in really high and we couldnt. But any other time we love to hike it.
I had a great time fishing for red drum
Most beautiful woods ever. Watch out for ants this time of year they seem to take over in the hot summer days
Great little out of the way spot. Pretty nature walks, bike trails, canoe/kayak pier/float launches and nice picnic areas. Right on the intercoastal too, caught some nice fish there. Florida birds and local wildlife.
Nice 1.5 mile hike
Great trails - well maintained. Didnt get too far before the weather turned sour, so didnt get to see all the trails.
When the trail isnt flooded it is a pleasant walk. Our pup thoroughly enjoyed this nature adventure so thats a plus. Just wish it was longer of a trail.
This was a fun loop for my dog and I. We were able to take a quick stop here and there to enjoy the beauty around us and for him to do some exploring.
Beautiful tide view, camping and fishing, kyak launch
Hidden gem of AB. So much to do and explore.
Lovely 1.4 mile loop. I did not visit the main part of the park, these photos are from a little park if to the right side before you enter the park. I went on a slightly rainy day on a Friday, I saw noone else, except a long biker, which was awesome. Im not real familiar with swampy areas so this was a real treat!
Nice place to visit
Used to be a lot better, but the homeless have now discovered this area. A lot of homeless on Dutton Island Road West now. Atlantic Beach needs to clean this up. More police presence would help.
Great food and Service
Its a great natural place to enjoy the scenery fishing canoeing kayaking nature trail quiet peaceful blessed
Im happy. I just got me a new house to clean. Excited. Very nice place to live.
Beautiful place, we will be going back!
Went to check it out for the first time. It was quiet, kinda empty for a few friendly people we passed going in. Took our six year old son with us and he enjoyed it. Didnt see no homeless, felt like a safe location. Came back and our car was untouched, still there. Thats a great sign right? Lol def gonna go again. Peaceful atmosphere :)
Clearing my mind, fishing or just take photos its awsome
I love going there with my baby girl
For any of you Travelers who enjoy quiet secluded marshlands you should check this place out, its absolutely beautiful! Ive seen it in the evening time right before dusk, but I havent been there yet in the morning. I havent had the chance to snap any photos out there yet either, but I cant wait to be able to; I plan on doing it one morning this spring.
A nice preserve in Jax Beach. Ran across this place while driving around checking out the area. Good place to take a walk and harmonize with a slice of nature...
Great park, nice trails and youll even see wildlife. Just be ready to fight off biting flies the whole time if its summer.
Beautiful area to camp in. Make sure you bring a fishing poles out, were slaying the reds down here haha
Amazing place perfect place to get some peace and quiet
Great nature preserve with great fishing and kayaking. The island also allows camping.
Wonderful park, canoe/ kayak launches, good fishing spots and well placed docks. Grills to cook on and gazebos for gatherings
Nice local preserve. Nature trails, hand boat launch( kayak,canoe,SUP)fishing, picnic and camping facilities available.
Beautiful place to get away and it right her in town.
I love fishing here. Theres tons of variety in the water on any given day. Reds, flounder, spots, black drums, crabs, pinfish just to name a few. Sometimes I like to cast out over the bridge just before the dirt road, but be careful not to snag your line on the oyster beds. The fishing pier is always a fun spot and offers excellent views of the intracoastal waterway. Amenities include restrooms, showers, picnic areas, kayak launches, and campgrounds. Bring plenty of bug spray during the warm months.
Very peaceful out there and I visited on a day with a boys scout troop still enough spaces for us all. Due to the tide I didnt catch anything keepable but I still enjoyed the serenity. Clean grounds and great for families as well.
Great for paddling, hiking and fishing
Good spot for camping, fishing, and short hikes. It has bathrooms and outdoor showers available. The park gates open and close at sunrise and sunset.
Very nice park and you can fish there
This is a very good fishing spot at the dock. I caught my first red drum here!
Really fun place! Really enjoy it. Me and my friends go fishing there, eat BBQ... Theres also paths where you can walk, and a boat ramp. Nice place.
A great trail for a short hike (1.6miles) with lots of shade and Marsh views.
Great place for fishing or bike riding.
Great place for hiking or kayaking
Dutton Island has a special kind of magic if you tap into natures energy. It is serene and a great place to walk your dog. There are two seperate places to explore. It is not busy here and I come here often, so again, a great place to walk your dog or get some peace and quiet. Wear bugspray at all times. Bring extra bug spray. This is a marsh, so the mosquito population matches Chinas population and then some. With copious deet, you will not have a problem.
Kayak and canoe launch areas. Camping areas. Fishing pier. Shore fishing areas. Restrooms. Outside shower area. Great place. Have to get permit to camp from city of Atlantic Beach since limited campsites.
The improvements allow you to comfortably fish or launch your canoe or kayak. Beautiful views of the salt marsh and the Intracoastal Waterway include critters of all kinds in their natural habitat. On the right tide, the fishing isnt bad either. Check with the local bait and tackle shops.
More scen eer s of the beautiful southern marshes
Spent the day painting with First Coast Plein Air Painters. The Dutton Island Preserve was beautiful. Wonderful experience to see the Floridas wild life up close. On the second day painting our painting group had more trouble because it was loaded with insects in the marshes. None of our insect repellent seemed to be working. You are best to go on a day when there is a breeze blowing.
Dutton Island is a great place for kayak and bird photography. Also hiking and a great place to walk your dog. Excellent picnic areas as well
My experience at Dutton Island was amazing. There are places to kayak and canoe, there a lot of nature trails to hike, the water has plenty of fish reds , bass, and more I go every week my experience is amazing I hope yours will be the same.
Great opportunities to fish, kayak, hike, camp, or just enjoy Real Florida Wildlife. Kayak launch, restrooms, potable water, outdoor shower, campsites by reservation.All accessible!
Nice park great views! Hidden gem
Staten Island is awesome you can go there and have peace and enjoy the nature over the park
Great place to camp, grills, walk dogs, fish ,boat launches and bathrooms with showers and a water fountain!
Cool spot for walking trails, fishing and relaxing outdoors.
Beautiful nice nature walk
A hidden gem of a place. Love the scenic overlook walkways and nice kayak launch
Its such a great place very pretty has a great kayaking trails
Another beautiful day on the island.
Small but lots of small crabs
To many homeless people camped out there.
A nice park to hike around in and enjoy nature.
Ive always been a huge fan of dutton island but I went out paddleboarding for an hour yesterday only to come back to my passenger window smashed. I went back the next day and saw more broken glass in another parking area there. Its obvious I wasnt the only one. Take all valuables with you when exploring there. Ill be leaving my car unlocked with zero valuables if I go back.
AWESOME. Hidden Gem in town! Great for kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, etc etc! The creeks go all over the place.
Good fishing kayak launches awesome visit
Great little getaway in the middle of an urban area. I fish the water around this park and do very well!
I love this park! Great for biking, hiking, kayaking, fishing and more.
Great place to take kids and dogs on a hike.
Must see natural beauty
Dont go here. It sucks.
Okay but the police ride thru
Great fishing. Nice trails.
Good place to go fishing
Its great for a quick walk
Beautiful place just to watch the Sun set
Fun times geocaching
Nice park for fishing
Like walking there, Kayaking from there.
Beautiful scenic location
Beautiful and serene
Beautiful for a day walk and fishing
Get place to watch birds and do some fishing