Beach Driving Passes

Announcements

Pre-Season Annual Beach Driving Passes on Sale Now – St. Johns County resident passes are $50, non-resident passes are $100 and ADA-accessible passes are $40. Passes are 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.

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.
  • Rules & Safe Driving Tips

Annual and Daily Pass Fees

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 handicap hangtag or proof of qualification must be presented when requesting a handicap pass. Disabled military members are eligible for a free annual pass by showing their military I.D. or a letter from Veterans Affairs verifying disabled status. Beach passes are available for purchase at tollbooth locations. For more information about annual beach driving passes, please call the St. Johns County Beach Services Office at 904-209-0331.

Annual Pass Fees

March 1 through September 30

  • Sold at beach toll booths
  • County Resident – $50.00
  • Non-Resident – $100.00
  • ADA Accessible – $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
  • ADA Accessible – $5.00
  • Active Military (with ID) – $5.00

Special Use Permits

Special use permits are required for special events, horseback riding, North Beach 4×4 driving, and commercial fishing. Special Use Permits

Vehicular Access Ramps

Vehicular access ramps are located at: Vilano (temporarily closed), Porpoise Point, A Street, Ocean Trace Rd, Dondanville Rd, Matanzas Ave, Mary St, and Crescent Beach (Cubbedge Rd).

Vehicular 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 Facebook and X accounts (follow SJC Beaches) and in the Reach the Beach Mobile App.

Beach Driving Conditions

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, follow St. Johns County Beaches on Facebook and Twitter, or visit the Beach Driving Update webpage.