Sea Turtle Nesting Season Rules – To comply with regulations that protect the turtles, beach driving and lighting rules are in effect May 1 to October 31. Vehicular traffic on the beach is only allowed from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and all beachfront properties are required to reduce the impact of interior and exterior lighting which may impact nesting sea turtles. You can get more information about Sea Turtle Nesting Season and the Habitat Conservation Program on the St. Johns County website @ www.sjcfl.us/HCP
Please report all dead, injured, stranded turtles and hatchlings or anyone harassing sea turtles or their nests to 1-888-404-FWCC.
St. Johns County beaches are home to a wide varitey of wildlife including protected species such as sea turtles, Anastasia Island Beach Mice, and Least Terns. Follow these simple guidelines to share the beach.
For more information about St. Johns County Parks and Recreation, beaches, pavilion rentals, and beach wheelchair program, please call (904) 209-0341. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Please allow up to 72 hours for a response.