St. Johns County Beaches
Pre-Season Annual Beach Driving Passes Go On Sale Dec 4 – St. Johns County resident passes are $50, non-resident passes are $100 and ADA-accessible passes are $40. Passes will be available during normal business hours at the following locations through March 1, 2024:
- Tax Collector’s Main Office – 4030 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine
- Tax Collector’s DuPont Center Office – 6658 US 1 South, St. Augustine
- Tax Collector’s Office Julington Creek Office – 725 Flora Branch Blvd., St. Johns
- Tax Collector’s Ponte Vedra Office – 151 Sawgrass Corners Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach
- St. Johns County Beach Services Office – 901 Pope Road, St. Augustine
- St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier Gift Shop - 350 A1A Blvd., St. Augustine
Residents must present a valid I.D. with a St. Johns County address or present proof of property tax payments in St. Johns County to purchase a resident pass. A disabled person parking permit or proof of qualification must be presented when requesting an ADA-accessible pass. Disabled military veterans are eligible for a free annual pass by showing their military I.D. or a letter from Veterans Affairs verifying their disabled status.
Vehicles accessing the beach do not need a beach pass until March 1, 2024. After March 1, 2024, annual and daily beach passes will be available for purchase at toll booth locations. Purchases made at toll booths are cash only. If passes are lost or misplaced, a new pass must be purchased. Vehicular access is dependent on beach conditions and all sales are final. Call Beach Services at (904) 209-0331 for more information.
Laure Noualhat visits St. Johns County Beach Renourishment Projects St. Johns County was honored to welcome Laure Noualhat, a French environmental journalist, writer, and film director, to St. Johns County. Laure is currently working on a story for Le Figaro Magazine, focusing on how governments are handling the effects of climate change, including beach erosion. Laure Noualhat visits St. Johns County Beach Renourishment Projects
Mickler’s Beach Access Update – The Mickler’s Beach access is open to the public via the boardwalk, but the remainder of the access point is currently fenced off to address safety concerns with a neighbor’s retention wall. The beach—and beach access via the boardwalk—will continue to stay open as said neighbor takes precautions and/or manages repairs to their site. For questions and concerns, please contact Beach Operations Manager Sara Perez at email@example.com or 904-209-0670.
The Beach Brief – An E-newsletter for Timely Updates on St. Johns County Beach Projects – St. Johns County remains dedicated to providing our residents, visitors, and businesses with timely and accurate information regarding current and upcoming St. Johns County beach projects. The monthly “Beach Brief” provides subscribers with an overview of beach renourishment, dune enhancement, and other major coastal projects. To sign up for “The Beach Brief” e-newsletter, please visit https://bit.ly/TheBeachBrief.
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. Habitat Conservation
The St. Johns County Coastal Management team, now housed in the Disaster Recovery Department, is responsible for engineered beach projects. Coastal Management coordinates with the public and funding and regulatory agencies to ensure the successful implementation of coastal projects that preserve and enhance the beaches of St. Johns County. Coastal Management
For more information about our beautiful beaches, contact Beach Services at (904) 209-0331.