Ponte Vedra Beach Restoration Project

Ponte Vedra Beach Restoration Project


Previous Meetings

  • Open House public meetings were held on October 2, and October 10, 6-8pm at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall to discuss this project. Beach Nourishment Community Meeting 10/2/2023 - YouTube and Meeting Presentation
  • Erosion Control Line (ECL) Workshop was held on Thursday, October 26, 6-8 pm at GTMNERR, 505 Guana River Rd.
    • The purpose of this meeting was for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to consider the location of a proposed Erosion Control Line (ECL) in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Proposed Erosion Control Line Map | Meeting Presentation
    • If you have comments to submit regarding the proposed ECL, please contact William “Guy” Weeks, Department of Environmental Protection, via email William.weeks@floridadep.gov, or phone 850-245-7696. The deadline for comment submittal is Sunday, November 5, 2023.

Project Details

  • Project Description

    • St. Johns County has secured permits to place approximately two million cubic yards of sand on the beaches in Ponte Vedra Beach between the Duval County line to the north, and the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve to the south.

    • The sand will be brought in to construct a dune and berm system throughout the project area.

    • The project will dredge sand from the permitted offshore borrow site out in federal waters and pump it onto the beach with large pipes, where it will be shaped by into position by heavy equipment.

    • This project will enhance the dune system by adding sand at the seaward edge of the existing dune, planting sea oats and supporting vegetation, and creating a more uniform front to the dune system within the project area.

  • Project Location
    • 8.9 miles of Ponte Vedra Beach, from the County line to GTM.
  • Environmental Considerations
    • Per the permit the dredging ship will be required to have Right Whale monitors on board. The ships speed will also be restricted during Right Whale season.

Preliminary Schedule

  • Bid/Contracting Period
    • 3 months
  • Mobilization Period
    • 2 months
  • Construction Period
    • 5-6 months


The County has secured over $30 million form the State towards the construction of the project, which is estimated to cost approximately $40 million. Likewise, the County has committed over $8 million to the project cost.

Once constructed, and a maintenance/monitoring plan is in place, the project could be eligible for post-disaster funding assistance from FEMA and the FL DEM in the event the project is damaged in a declared disaster.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Coastal Management team at (904) 209-0260, or coastalprojects@sjcfl.us.

Non-project Beach updates can be heard on the Beach Services Hotline at 904-209-0331.

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