Beach Use Permits – Horseback Riding

Horseback riding on beachAnnouncements

Beach Riding Suspended – Beach riding has been temporarily and seasonally suspended along St. Johns County beaches at the following locations:

  • Mickler’s Landing – Temporarily Suspended – Due to ongoing FEMA Dune Enhancement Project. Although pedestrian access has been restored at Mickler’s Landing Park, the FEMA Dune Enhancement Project is ongoing and heavy earth-moving equipment is actively traversing the beach.
  • Exxon Beach Access – Temporarily Suspended – Beach access is managed by the GTMNERR is temporarily closed due to the South Ponte Vedra Renourishment Project
  • Surfside Beach Access – Temporarily Suspended – Due to challenges of parking lot and beach management activities
  • South Beaches – Seasonally Suspended – Access scheduled to reopen on November 1, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Cost. Permits are free of charge.
  • Clean Up. There are no regulations that require you to clean up horse waste. Please be considerate though, and treat our beaches and parking lots the same way you would your own barn.
  • Want to know where to ride? Get our Map of beach access points and riding beaches.
  • Tides. Please begin your ride 1-2 hours prior to a low tide event and conduct your horses below the most recent high tide line. Tide Predictions Page
  • For more information about horseback riding in St. Johns County, please visit the St. Johns County Horse Council website.

More Information

For more information, please contact: Jade O'Neill, (904) 209-0619.