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.



Ponte Vedra Beach Restoration Project – St. Johns County has procured 100% of the easements within the project area, and the project is underway as of March 29, 2024.

St. Johns County Hosts Ceremony for $38 Million Ponte Vedra Beach Restoration Project – YouTube

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, dune plantings, the installation of post & rope at public access points, and de-mobilizing equipment as of April 3, 2024. This project extends from Serenata Beach Club to approximately 250 ft north of Nease Beach’s front park. Surfside Park has re-opened to the public.

Beach Access Updates and Closures

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.