Beach Passes

Announcements

St. Johns County Beach Toll Booths Open – Toll booths are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all on-beach driving access ramps. Passes can be purchased at each toll booth. Daily passes are $10 for County residents and non-residents, and $5 for disabled and active military. Annual on-beach driving passes are $50 for County residents, $100 for non-residents, $40 for disabled visitors. Disabled veterans with identification may obtain annual passes at no cost. All 2020 annual on-beach driving passes have been extended through the 2021 season. If you purchased a 2020 on-beach driving pass, please retain your sticker as they cannot be replaced. Loss of a 2020 on-beach driving pass will require purchase a new sticker. Full lifeguard coverage beginning Memorial Day Weekend. 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 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.

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.