Coastal Projects


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.



Laure Noualhat visits St. Johns County Beach Renourishment Projects – St. Johns County was honored to welcome Laure Noualhat, a French environmental journalist, writer, and film director, to St. Johns County. Laure is currently working on a story for Le Figaro Magazine, focusing on how governments are handling the effects of climate change, including beach erosion. The full story may be viewed here: LNoualhat-visits-beach-project.pdf (

USACE South Ponte Vedra and Vilano Beach Coastal Storm Risk Management Project The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has completed dredging and sand placement as of 12/10/23, and will continue to work on dune plantings, the installation of post & rope at public access points, and de-mobilizing equipment. This project extends from Serenata Beach Club to approximately 250 ft north of Nease Beach’s front park. Surfside Park is to remain closed until de-mobilization, which is expected to be complete in March 2024.

Beach Access Updates and Closures

  • Surfside Park – As part of the South Ponte Vedra and Vilano Beach Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Project, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has temporarily close public parking at Surfside Park from Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023, to March 2024 in the interest of public safety. The Surfside Park parking lot will be used as a staging area to store heavy equipment and materials during the beach renourishment project. Pedestrian access to the beach and the restroom facilities at Surfside Park will remain open to the public. Surfside Park Closure Map

Current Projects & Studies