Beach Use Permits – North Beach 4x4 Driving
North Beach 4x4 Permit Driving Program Reinstated – Beginning Monday, September 27, 2021, the North Beach 4x4 permit driving access has been reinstated, after being temporarily suspended during the renourishment project in the Vilano Beach area. The North Beach 4x4 permit driving program grants permitted vehicles beach access between Surfside Park and the Usina access ramp. North Beach drivers must obtain a permit by completing protected species training, have a current annual pass affixed to the passenger side of windshield and ensure their vehicle is 4x4 or all-wheel drive (no ATV’s or motorcycles).
Driving on North Beach
North beach drivers must obtain a permit by completing Protected Species Training (below). Approved drivers are allowed access at Surfside access ramp. The general public is not permitted to enter the beach at this location. Permits are free. Training must be completed annually.
Current annual pass affixed to passenger side of windshield, 4x4 or all-wheel drive vehicle (no ATVs, motorcycles, etc.) Annual passes can be purchased at any toll booth from March 1 – Labor Day. Preseason beach passes can be purchased at the Tax Collector’s offices, St. Johns County Fishing Pier, and the Recreation & Parks Department.
Getting Your Permit
|5 Steps to Your North Beach 4x4 Driving Permit|
|1. Watch||Watch the Protected Species Training slideshow.|
|2. Quiz||Complete Quiz.
Please save quiz to your pc or mobile device to complete.
|3. Complete||Complete and sign application.
Please save application to your pc or mobile device to complete.
|4. Come In||Vehicle Inspection Appointments – Are only available on Mondays. Please call (904) 209-0619 to schedule your appointment.
Bring your application and arrive in the vehicle you are obtaining a permit for with an annual beach pass affixed to dashboard.
|5. Receive Permit||You're ready to go.|
|Need Technical Assistance?||Acrobat Reader is required to view and/or complete the application on your computer.
If you have technical difficulty with the training, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may assist you.
For more information or to arrange a group workshop, please contact: Jade O'Neill, (904) 209-0619.