Coastal Projects

Overview

Coastal Management coordinates and manages all of St. Johns County’s engineered beach projects. This includes pre- and post-storm assessments of the shoreline to determine future project locations. Coastal Management works with the public, funding agencies, and regulatory agencies to ensure successful implementation of coastal projects that preserve and enhance the beaches of St. Johns County.

Announcements

News

Protect our Dunes! – The importance of not disturbing these natural barriers is explained here.

St. Augustine Beach Shore Protection Project – Beach accesses from 16th Street to A Street will alternate closures through the end of August to accommodate work on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Shoreline Protection Project. Additionally, fishing from the pier will be closed to the public due to sand placement, but remains open for sightseeing. Please click here for additional information.

Ponte Vedra Beach Restoration Project – The project is complete two months ahead of the originally anticipated schedule. More details can be found here.

USACE Chief of Engineers Signs Ponte Vedra Beach CSRM Chief’s Report – Concluding a three-year study for the South Ponte Vedra area, the Chief of Engineers of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed the Chief’s Report detailing the recommended plan for the area. Read the full story here.

Beach Access Updates and Closures

St. Augustine Beach – Beach accesses from 16th Street to A Street will alternate closures through the end of August to accommodate work on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Shoreline Protection Project. The Contractor is currently operating at 16th Street (heading South) and is expected to reroute beach accesses. 16th Street beach access is currently open and routed to the south.  The public can expect the same patterns of beach access closures/rerouting as the project progresses south to A Street. 

The pier will remain open for sightseeing but off limits to fishing due to the sand extending beyond the pier’s length. Both North and South pier beach access points are now open to the public!

Pope Road – As part of the St. Augustine Beach Shore Protection Project, the Pope Road parking and beach access will be closed starting February 22, 2024. Pope Road Parking Lot Closing Until Fall 2024 for Beach Renourishment Project Staging

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.