St. Johns County Beaches


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2021 St. Johns County Annual Beach Driving Passes On-beach driving passes will be available for purchase beginning Monday, December 7, and make great stocking stuffers for the holiday season. St. Johns County resident passes cost $50, non-resident passes cost $100, and accessible passes cost $40. In addition, all 2020 annual on-beach driving passes have been extended through the 2021 beach season. If you have purchased a 2020 on-beach driving pass, please retain your sticker, as they cannot be replaced and will require a purchase of a new pass. 2021 Beach Driving Passes Details & Purchase Locations

St. Johns County Vilano Beach Oceanfront Park Public Survey – St. Johns County Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Flagler College, is encouraging residents and visitors to participate in a survey regarding Vilano Beach Oceanfront Park. Available through December 2, the survey will be used to determine key site improvements for the park by asking how it is currently utilized and what residents and visitors would like to see in the future. For more information, please contact 904.209.0335. Participate in theV ilano Beach Oceanfront Park Public survey.

Vilano Beach Beach Visitors Encouraged to Exercise Caution – Visitors are encouraged to exercise caution in the area. When crossing the pipe, it is please use sand ramps to access the ocean and avoid construction equipment and heavy machinery. Signage will be present where the pipe is submerged during high tides. For more information, please call 904.209.0260. Follow the progress of the Vilano Beach renourishment project.

Vilano Beach Driving Access and Surfside Park Parking Lot Closed – Vehicular access will be restricted through early 2021 due to a beach renourishment project. Tthe Surfside Park parking lot and pedestrian beach access point are also closed, and on-beach driving, horseback riding, and commercial fishing are restricted from Vilano Beach to Serenata Ocean Villas. For more information, please call 904.209.0260. Follow the progress of the Vilano Beach renourishment project.

Sea Turtle Nesting Season – The beaches of St. Johns County are home to several species of endangered or threatened sea turtles. Sea turtle nesting season begins May 1, and St. Johns County officials are asking residents, visitors, and businesses to help protect natural habitat by observing all nesting season laws and regulations. Sea Turtle Season | Get the latest sea turtle nesting & hatching info! Turtle Tracks.

2020 Annual Beach Driving Passes Extended The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners has extended all 2020 annual passes through the 2021 beach season. All passes purchased prior to the on-beach driving restrictions and for the remainder of the season are included in the extension. For more information, please call 904.209.0752.

Reach the Beach Mobile App – Spend less time in the car and more time on the beach with quick access to beach driving conditions, access and facility locations, and lifeguard information. Download the free app in the App Store or Google Play. For more information, call 904.209.0331. Reach the Beach Mobile App.

Beach Wheelchairs – To help make our beaches more accessible, beach wheelchairs are available at no charge, on a first come first serve basis. Please note that three days advance notifice is required to reserve a wheelchair. To make a reservation, please call  (904) 209-0331.

Current BeachConditions Automated information which is updated as conditions change (904) 209-0331.

Recreational Opportunities

With over 40 miles of scenic coastline, St. Johns County beaches offer some of the best recreational and wildlife viewing opportunities in the beautiful State of Florida. Just minutes from the historic district of downtown St. Augustine residents and visitors can park off-beach and walk, sunbathe, fish or enjoy wildlife viewing along endless miles of pristine coastline or park directly on the sand and enjoy a dip in the surf near one of the several staffed lifeguard towers.

Our beaches have several miles of coquina and white soft sand beaches set against a backdrop of natural dunes topped with sea oats. Our Beaches are a popular location to hold special events such as weddings, parties, marathons and other events of similar nature. St. Johns County offers many beach front parks and has easy access to most of its beaches.

Habitat Conservation

St. Johns County is home to a variety of wildlife including several species of endangered or threatened sea turtles, the native Anastasia Island beach mice, gopher tortoises, and shorebirds.  Each spring our beaches our buzzing with activity as sea turtles, beach mice, gopher tortoises, and shorebirds use our beaches and dunes for nesting and foraging that continues throughout the summer months.  Sea turtle nesting season is from May 1 – October 31. Those who live and visit St. Johns County have a special opportunity and responsibility to protect these magnificent creatures and their vulnerable nesting and feeding habitat.

Find out more about St. Johns County protected species and their habitat.

More Information

For more information about our beautiful beaches, contact Beach Services at (904) 209-0331.