St. Johns County Beaches

Announcements

COVID-19 UPDATES: For Information regarding St. Johns County's response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) please visit our Corona Virus (COVID-19) Response site.

Spyglass Beach Walkover Temporary Closure – The Spyglass public access beach walkover, 8202 A1A S., will be closed beginning March 15 to rebuild the steps damaged during Hurricane Dorian. The project is scheduled to be complete in three weeks, and access to the walkover and parking area will be restricted during construction. For a complete list of St. Johns County beach access points, please visit www.sjcfl.us/Beaches/Access. For more information, please call Beach Services at 904.209.0331, or follow @SJCBeaches on Facebook and Twitter or download St. Johns County's Reach the Beach app.

Pope Road Parking Lot and Pedestrian Beach Access Temporarily Closed – The Pope Road parking lot and pedestrian beach access will be closed from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. on March 4 and 5, to be used as a staging area for a construction project at the Embassy Suites. Beach visitors may find alternative parking and beach access at the St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. For more information, please call Manolo Escasena, Project Manager of Floridian Builders II, LLC, at 305.998.8346.

St. Johns County Beach Toll Booths Open March 1 – Beginning March 1, toll booths will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all St. Johns County on-beach driving access ramps. Daily passes cost $10 for County residents and non-residents, and $5 for disabled and active military beach visitors. Annual on-beach driving passes are also available for purchase at $50 for County residents, $100 for non-residents, $40 for disabled visitors. Disabled veterans with identification may obtain annual passes at no cost. In addition, all 2020 annual on-beach driving passes have been extended through the 2021 beach season. If you purchased a 2020 on-beach driving pass, please retain your sticker as they cannot be replaced. Loss of a 2020 on-beach driving pass will require purchase a new sticker. Lifeguards will begin limited patrols in March, with full lifeguard coverage beginning Memorial Day Weekend. For the most up-to-date information on beach access and driving conditions, please follow @SJCBeaches on Facebook and Twitter or download St. Johns County's Reach the Beach app.  For more information, please call 904.209.0331.

Reach the Beach Mobile App – Spend less time in the car and more time on the beach with quick access to beach driving conditions, access and facility locations, and lifeguard information. Download the free app in the App Store or Google Play. For more information, call 904.209.0331. Reach the Beach Mobile App.

Beach Wheelchairs – To help make our beaches more accessible, beach wheelchairs are available at no charge, on a first come first serve basis. Please note that three days advance notifice is required to reserve a wheelchair. To make a reservation, please call  (904) 209-0331.

Current BeachConditions Automated information which is updated as conditions change (904) 209-0331.

Recreational Opportunities

With over 40 miles of scenic coastline, St. Johns County beaches offer some of the best recreational and wildlife viewing opportunities in the beautiful State of Florida. Just minutes from the historic district of downtown St. Augustine residents and visitors can park off-beach and walk, sunbathe, fish or enjoy wildlife viewing along endless miles of pristine coastline or park directly on the sand and enjoy a dip in the surf near one of the several staffed lifeguard towers.

Our beaches have several miles of coquina and white soft sand beaches set against a backdrop of natural dunes topped with sea oats. Our Beaches are a popular location to hold special events such as weddings, parties, marathons and other events of similar nature. St. Johns County offers many beach front parks and has easy access to most of its beaches.

Habitat Conservation

St. Johns County is home to a variety of wildlife including several species of endangered or threatened sea turtles, the native Anastasia Island beach mice, gopher tortoises, and shorebirds.  Each spring our beaches our buzzing with activity as sea turtles, beach mice, gopher tortoises, and shorebirds use our beaches and dunes for nesting and foraging that continues throughout the summer months.  Sea turtle nesting season is from May 1 – October 31. Those who live and visit St. Johns County have a special opportunity and responsibility to protect these magnificent creatures and their vulnerable nesting and feeding habitat.

Find out more about St. Johns County protected species and their habitat.

More Information

For more information about our beautiful beaches, contact Beach Services at (904) 209-0331.