Beach Driving Passes Required March 1, 2023

St. Johns County Vehicular Beach Access Passes Required Starting March 1

Beginning March 1, vehicles accessing St. Johns County driving beaches will be required to have a beach driving pass from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vehicles can access the beach at the following locations: A Street, Ocean Trace, Dondanville, Matanzas Avenue, Mary Street, Crescent Beach, and Porpoise Point. The Vilano and Fort Matanzas access ramps are temporarily closed at this time.

Passes can be purchased with cash at any beach access ramp from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information about beach passes, please visit

Please help maintain safe driving practices on St. Johns County beaches by complying with the following rules:

• Vehicular traffic must remain in the designated driving lanes as identified by cones.

• Parking is allowed on the west side of the driving lane between the cones and the dune.

• The maximum vehicular speed allowed on the beach is 10 mph.

• All vehicles are required to stop at all beach ramps and yield to all pedestrians.

• Soft sand conditions may exist and only 4WD vehicles may be allowed on some beaches.

Beach driving conditions are expected to change throughout the day at each access ramp. For the most up-to-date information on beach access and driving conditions, download the Reach the Beach mobile app, or follow St. Johns County Beaches on Facebook or Twitter (@SJCBeaches).