St. Johns County offers both on and off-beach parking options for beach access.

There are approximately 12 miles of St. Johns County Beaches that allow for vehicular access. Beach driving is permitted year-round. However, 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), on the SJC Connect App and on the Beach Driving Updates webpage.

From March through September, vehicles are required to purchase a beach driving pass. During the months of May through October, access is limited to the hours of 8:00am to 7:30pm. Daily and annual beach passes may be purchased from the toll attendants at the access ramps. Beach Driving Access

All St. Johns County off-beach parking locations are free of charge. For a full list of all beach accesses including footpaths, walkovers, beachfront parks, and vehicular access points, check out the Interactive Map of Beach Access Points.

The Reach the Beach App is moving!

Check out the new SJC Connect App for all your Reach the Beach updates and info.


Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins May 1

Sea Turtle Nesting Season begins May 1, and St. Johns County officials are asking residents, visitors, and businesses to help protect natural habitat by observing all nesting season laws and regulations. The beaches of St. Johns County are home to several species of endangered or threatened sea turtles. From May 1 to Oct. 31, St. Johns County staff will close vehicular beach access gates at 7:30 p.m. and reopen them at 8 a.m. to allow nesting sea turtles to have a safe beach throughout the night.

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.

About SJC Beaches

With over 40 miles of scenic coastline, St. Johns County beaches offer some of the best recreational and wildlife viewing opportunities in the beautiful State of Florida. Just minutes from the historic district of downtown, St. Augustine residents and visitors can park off-beach and walk, sunbathe, fish or enjoy wildlife viewing along endless miles of pristine coastline or park directly on the sand and enjoy a dip in the surf near one of the several staffed lifeguard towers.

Our beaches have several miles of coquina and white soft sand beaches, set against a backdrop of natural dunes topped with sea oats. SJC Beaches are a popular location to hold special events such as weddings, parties, marathons and other events of similar nature.

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.




How can I reserve a beach accessible wheelchair?
Why are there now bar codes on the beach driving passes?
How do I apply for a special event permit in order to host an event on the beach?
Why do we only grade the vehicular access ramps and not the beach?
What are the hours of the beach vehicular access gates?