Coastal Projects

St. Johns County coastal projects


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. To sign up for 'The Beach Brief' e-newsletter, please visit

Coastal Storm Risk Management >> 
The USACE's contractor completed work on the Coastal Storm Risk Management project. Dune planting is complete. Please refrain from walking or sitting on the dune crest as this will damage the plants and dune feature. Property Owners and their guests may cross the dune from the property to the beach and back. Please pick one path to walk to and from the beach in order to minimize impact.

South Ponte Vedra Dune Easement Collection >>
County Real Estate staff continues to collect the remaining 3 (of 283) Temporary Construction Easements that have not been sent in. Please contact (904) 209-0260 if you have not sent in your easement.

About Us

The St. Johns County Coastal Management team, now housed in the Disaster Recovery Department, is responsible for engineered beach projects. Coastal Management coordinates with the public and funding and regulatory agencies to ensure successful implementation of coastal projects that preserve and enhance the beaches of St. Johns County.

Current Projects

FEMA Dune Enhancement Project >>
This project will enhance the dune system by adding sand at the seaward edge of the existing dune, planting sea oats and supporting vegetation, and creating a more uniform front to the dune system along ~11.5 miles of the County's coastline. Sand placement is scheduled to begin in September and is projected to be completed by Spring of 2022.

South Ponte Vedra Dune Project >>
A dune restoration project to place approximately 20 cubic yards of sand per linear foot onto the beach. The project extends from 1.3 miles north of Guana River Road (Northern Extent) and ties into the USACE Project in front of Serenata Ocean Villas (Southern Extent). The project is anticipated to take place Winter 2021 to Summer 2022.

Vilano Beach Army Corps Beach Project >>
A Coastal Storm Risk Management project by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and St. Johns County. The project extends from the Ocean Villas at Serenata Beach to just north of Nease Beach Front Park.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Coastal Management team at 904-209-0260, or


Coastal Restoration

St. Johns County Atlantic Coast