County Ordinances

The beaches of St. Johns County are recognized as important nesting habitat for coastal wildlife and for offering a variety of recreational uses. To ensure a safe habitat for all to enjoy there are rules and regulations to support sharing the beach:

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Stranded Turtle Rescue

Do not put the turtles back into the water as they need medical attention from our experienced veterinary staff. If you find a dead or sick sea turtle, please call the FWC's 24-hour Wildlife Alert Number at 1-888-404-FWCC (1-888-404-3922).