St. Johns County Beaches

Announcements

COVID-19 UPDATES: For Information regarding St. Johns County's response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) please visit our Corona Virus (COVID-19) Response site.

Portion of North Beach Parking Lot Closed on February 18 –  A portion of the North Beach Park parking lot will be closed on Thursday, February 18, for the staging of a pedestrian bridge that will be constructed over A1A Coastal Highway. The highway will be intermittently closed during the evening of Thursday, February 18, for installation of the bridge, and beach visitors are encouraged to exercise caution when visiting the park. The entire parking lot is expected to reopen on Friday, February 19. For more information, please call 904.209.0333.

Mussallem Beachfront Park Now Open – Mussallem Beachfront Park, 3365 Coastal Highway, is now open for public use. Acquired through a grant with the Florida Communities Trust, this 8.5 acre property is a frequent nesting location for sea turtles and has healthy beach dunes. The acquisition of this passive park will preserve the integrity of this important stretch of beach. The beachfront portion of this site includes off-beach parking, a crosswalk, and beach access. Learn more about Mussallem Beachfront Park by visiting www.sjcfl.us/LAMP/Projects/FLct_mussallem.aspx. For the most up-to-date information on beach access and beachfront parks, please follow @SJCBeaches on Facebook and Twitter or download St. Johns County’s Reach the Beach app. For more information, please call Beach Services at 904.209.0331.

Vilano Beach On-beach Driving Reinstated January 31 – On-beach driving on Vilano Beach will be reinstated on Sunday, January 31, after being closed due to a beach renourishment project. The use of 4-wheel drive vehicles is recommended on Vilano Beach. For the most up-to-date information on beach access and driving conditions, please follow @SJCBeaches on Facebook and Twitter or download St. Johns County's Reach the Beach app. For more information, please call Beach Services at 904.209.0331.

2021 St. Johns County Annual Beach Driving Passes On-beach driving passes are available for purchase. St. Johns County resident passes cost $50, non-resident $100, and accessible passes $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

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.