St. Johns County Beaches


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Beach Services to Accept Applications for Beach Toll Attendants in January 2024 – St. Johns County Beach Services will begin accepting beach toll attendant job applications between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Jan. 9, 11, and 12, 2024. Accepting Beach Toll Attendants Applications in January

Mussallem Beachfront Walkover – The Mussallem Beachfront walkover, accessible from A1A in Vilano Beach, is expected to be closed until Monday, Dec. 18, due to the Army Corps of Engineers Beach Project.

Pre-Season Annual Beach Driving Passes On Sale Now – St. Johns County resident passes are $50, non-resident passes are $100 and ADA-accessible passes are $40. Passes are available through March 1, 2024. 2024 St. Johns County Annual Beach Driving Passes on Sale – St. Johns County annual beach driving passes for 2024 are on sale now. St. Johns County resident passes are $50, non-resident passes are $100, and ADA-accessible passes are $40. Beach Driving Passes on Sale | Press Release

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. Laure Noualhat visits St. Johns County Beach Renourishment Projects

Mickler’s Beach Access Update The Mickler’s Beach access is open to the public via the boardwalk, but the remainder of the access point is currently fenced off to address safety concerns with a neighbor’s retention wall. The beach—and beach access via the boardwalk—will continue to stay open as said neighbor takes precautions and/or manages repairs to their site. For questions and concerns, please contact Beach Operations Manager Sara Perez at or 904-209-0670.

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

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. Habitat Conservation

Coastal Projects

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 the successful implementation of coastal projects that preserve and enhance the beaches of St. Johns County. Coastal Management

More Information

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