Black Rock

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Nestled off of Heckscher Drive in Jacksonville, Florida is a long forgotten beach.  If come to Jacksonville to visit the beach chances are you'll head out to Jax Beach, Atlantic Beach or Hugenot Beach but if you're looking for a more secluded corner of the Atlantic Ocean I suggest you check out Black Rock.  Black Rock is a few miles past Hugenot Beach on the right hand side.  You won't find a large sign announcing the beaches presence, but you might find a couple of cars parked along the side of the road.  There is a little sign saying Black Rock.  After you park your car you'll need to walk for about a 1/4 a mile through a wooded path.  The path will take you to a wooden ladder.  Go down the wooden ladder and viola, you're at Black Rock.  There are usually barely any people here.  It's a great spot for fishing, jet skiing and sunbathing.

Not only are the other people missing but the scenery is different and yet another way.  The beach is covered with dead trees that have been bleached by the sun.  Surrounding the trees are "black rocks" which really aren't rocks at all.  It's a really eerie looking beach that photographs really well.

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