St. Johns County Announces Re-Opening of Mickler’s Landing Beachfront Parking

St. Johns County has re-opened public access to Mickler’s Landing Beachfront Parking and beach access as progress continues on the $38.6 million Ponte Vedra Beach Restoration Project. As the project continues towards its’ estimated completion  in early-August, the parking lot may be closed  intermittently for public safety during the repair or delivery of large contractor equipment, and again for de-mobilization after construction is complete. The public can stay updated on the project and beach parking closures at and by using the County’s mobile app SJC Connect, available at  

Sloane Stephens, Coastal Environment Project Manager, said, “Our contractor, Weeks Marine, was able to get the majority of the parking lot cleared up of restoration equipment and supplies, and ready for the public earlier than expected. The County’s Parks/Beach Services has done a walk-through, and we are thrilled that Mickler’s is back open.”

The County announced on February 21 that it will restore storm-damaged dunes and berms to provide storm protection to upland infrastructure with more than two million cubic yards of sand dredged in from the ocean. The project will create additional environmental habitat for wildlife and enhance the recreational value of the beach. The project will stretch from the St. Johns-Duval County line to the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve – about nine miles of coastline.

In March, the County released a video explaining the project.