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

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 (sjcfl.us)

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

  • Mickler’s Landing – As part of the Ponte Vedra Beach Restoration Project, Mickler’s Landing beach access and parking will be closed March 18th through early-April as the project mobilizes. It will temporarily re-open for Good Friday through Easter, March 29-31. Please check the project website for updates: Ponte Vedra Beach Restoration Project – St. Johns County (sjcfl.us)
  • 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
  • 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 closed 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

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.