• Kimberly Kelly

Favorite Northeast Florida Beaches for Photos

Updated: Aug 31

The coastline of Northeast Florida is a beautiful place for family photos, and there’s no shortage of gorgeous beaches to choose from! Whether you are a native Floridian or are vacationing and looking for something really unique, you can find it all here. Here are three of my favorite beaches for photoshoots in Northeast Florida.


Boneyard Beach, located at Big Talbot Island is simply stunning. Giant driftwood trees are scattered along the beach and protrude into the water, giving the impression of elephant bones. Your drive there may entail a short ferry trip and the beach can only be accessed down a quarter mile trail, but I promise you, it is DEFINITELY worth it!


The dunes at the GTM Research Reserve in Ponte Vedra create a magnificent backdrop for photos. Pair them up with the golden sands and deep blue waters, and you can see why this is one of my favorite beaches to take photos at. It is easily accessible right off of A1A in Ponte Vedra. After crossing A1A, simply take the short boardwalk down to the beach. The boardwalk itself and the lookout tower can also make for some lovely photos!


While the gardens at Washington Oaks State Park with their majestic, towering oaks, reflection pond, and tropical plants are definitely worth their own post, you simply must visit its beach! Located across the street from the park, visitors walk about a quarter mile north of the entrance to see the famous coquina rock formations. The large and lengthy expanse of rocks are set directly beside the water and give visitors the impression they have wandered into a mermaid’s grotto.

If you live in Northeast Florida or will be vacationing here, let me help make your beach photo session dreams come true! I’d love to meet you at your choice of Northeast Florida locations for your session!

Kim Kelly Photography is a Jacksonville family photographer who lives in Neptune Beach, FL and truly enjoys capturing connections between people who love each other.