Beaches

Overview

St. Johns County offers both on and off-beach parking options for beach access. Beach driving is permitted year-round, dependent on beach conditions. Access passes are required from March 1st through September 30. 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.

Announcements

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.

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 through March 1, 2024. 2024 St. Johns County Annual Beach Driving Passes on Sale – St. Johns County annual beach driving passes for 2024 are 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.

Services

Resources