Beach Driving Passes

St. Johns County Annual Beach Driving Passes On Sale Dec. 5 – St. Johns County annual beach driving passes go on sale Monday, Dec. 5. St. Johns County resident passes are $50, non-resident passes are $100, and ADA-accessible passes are $40. Passes will be available during normal business hours at the following locations through March 1, 2023:

  • Tax Collector’s Main Office
    4030 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine
  • Tax Collector’s DuPont Center Office
    6658 US 1 South, St. Augustine
  • Tax Collector’s Julington Creek Office
    725 Flora Branch Blvd., St. Johns
  • Tax Collector’s Ponte Vedra Office
    151 Sawgrass Corners Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach
  • St. Johns County Beach Services Office
    901 Pope Road, St. Augustine
  • St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier Gift Shop
    350 A1A Blvd., St. Augustine

Residents must present a valid I.D. with a St. Johns County address or present proof of property tax payments in St. Johns County to purchase a resident pass. A disabled person parking permit or proof of qualification must be presented when requesting an ADA-accessible pass. Disabled military veterans are eligible for a free annual pass by showing their military I.D. or a letter from Veterans Affairs verifying their disabled status.

Vehicles accessing the beach do not need a beach pass until March 1, 2023. After March 1, 2023, annual and daily beach passes will be available for purchase at tollbooth locations. Purchases made at toll booths are cash only. If passes are lost or misplaced, a new pass must be purchased. Vehicular access is dependent on beach conditions.  

For more information about beach driving passes, please call the St. Johns County Beach Services Office at 904.209.0331.


Beach Driving

Motor Vehicles are permitted to access several stretches of St. Johns County Beaches. From March 1 through September 30, vehicles are required to pay a vehicle access toll and obtain a beach pass. Daily and annual beach passes may be purchased at access ramps.

  • Traffic is regulated and the ten-mile per hour speed limit is strictly enforced.
  • Pedestrians are urged to stay alert and use caution.
  • Soft sand and high tides may prevent beach driving, or limit it to 4-wheel drive vehicles.

Vehicle Access Ramps

Vehicle access ramps are at: Vilano, Porpoise Point, A Street, Ocean Trace, Dondanville Rd, Matanzas Ave, Mary St., and Crescent Beach (Cubbedge Rd).

Access is dependent on beach conditions — weather, sand, or tides may cause ramps to temporarily close or limit access to 4 Wheel Drive vehicles. Daily driving conditions are posted to our Twitter and Facebook (follow SJC Beaches), and in the Reach the Beach Mobile App. For more information, call (904) 209-0331.

Passes

Residents must present a valid I.D. with a St. Johns County address or present proof of property tax payments in St. Johns County to purchase a resident pass. A handicap hangtag or proof of qualification must be presented when requesting a handicap pass. Disabled military members are eligible for a free annual pass by showing their military I.D. or a letter from Veterans Affairs verifying disabled status. Beach passes are available for purchase at tollbooth locations. For more information about annual beach driving passes, please call the St. Johns County Beach Services Office at 904-209-0331.

Annual Pass Fees

March 1 through September 30:

  • Sold at beach toll booths
  • County Resident – $50.00
  • Non-Resident – $100.00
  • Handicapped – $40.00
  • Disabled Vets – Free with identification
Daily Fees

March 1 through September 30:

  • Sold at beach toll booths
  • County Resident – $10.00
  • Non-Resident – $10.00
  • Handicapped – $5.00
  • Active Military (with ID) – $5.00

Special Use Permits

Special use permits are required for special events, horseback riding, 4-wheel drive vehicles, and commercial fishing. Find out more about Special Use Permits in the Habitat Conservation Plan section.

More Information

Contact Beach Services, (904) 209-0331. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.