St. Johns County Beaches

Sea turtle nesting season - May 1 to October 31

Announcements

Mickler's Landing Beachfront Park Update – The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners voted today to review the current agreement regarding the use of Mickler's Landing Beachfront Park for construction activity to identify a means in which to provide additional public access for the duration of the project. In response, St. Johns County Administration is exploring options that will open the park while also preserving public safety and minimizing pedestrian beach traffic intermingling with construction activity. As a safe solution may take a few days to identify and implement, please continue to visit www.sjcfl.us and St. Johns County social media for updates. For additional information regarding this project, please call 904.209.0322.

St. Johns River-To-Sea Loop  – The County hosted a public workshop regarding the multi-use trail on October 24. Information on the preferred alignment of the FDOT-funded project and associated planning study was presented. For more information on the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop multi-use trail, or to provide input if you are unable attend the workshop, please  see the Public Workshop Presentation and Public Comment Form (Available until November 5). For more information, please visit www.sjcfl.us/SUNTrail.

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Meet the Featured Adoptable & Cats & Dogs Pets of the Week!

Boards and Committees Volunteer Opportunities – Volunteers consider and make recommendations on a variety of topics including planning and zoning, development, libraries, parks and recreation, arts, culture, and tourism. Boards and Committees

 

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.

Toll Booths Open – On-beach driving passes are on sale from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Daily fees are $10, or $5 for handicap and active military. Annual passes are $50 for residents, $100 for non-residents, and $40 for a handicap. Disabled military are eligible for a free annual pass by presenting military ID or a letter from Veterans Affairs verifying disabled status. Lifeguards are on limited duty, with full coverage beginning Memorial Day weekend. For more info, contact Danielle Fountain at dfountain@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0752.

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 contact Cathy Strickland (904) 209-0341.

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

During Sea Turtle Nesting Season (May 1-October 31), get the latest sea turtle nesting & hatching info! Turtle Tracks.

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) 209-0341.