St. Johns County Beaches
Vehicular Access Restricted on Beaches – All County beaches are closed to vehicular traffic through Sunday, October 8 due to high surf, tides, and coastal flooding. Beaches remain open to pedestrians, but visitors are urged to exercise extreme caution as hazardous ocean conditions are not recommended for swimming or recreational activities. Beach Access Restricted
St. Johns County Equestrian Beach Access Restricted due to Storm Debris – Due to Hurricane storm debris on local beaches, equestrian access is restricted until debris has been removed and the coastline is deemed safe for horses and riders. St. Johns County would like to thank equestrian beach visitors for their patience during this time. For more information on Hurricane Irma recovery, please visit www.sjcfl.us/hurricane
Get the Reach the Beach Mobile App – Reach the Beach with the SJC Beaches app! The app provides convenient information to help you spend less time in the car and more time on the beach. Get the Reach the Beach Mobile App
Beach Access Points & Updates
- Reach the Beach Mobile Website with Beach Access Updates.
- Interactive Map of Beach Access Points | PDF Map of Beach Access Points
- Beach Access Updates on Twitter & Facebook
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 notification is required to reserve a wheelchair. To make a reservation, please call contact Sydney Lindblad, (904) 209-0344.
Current Beach Conditions – Automated information line which is updated as conditions change (904) 209-0331.
Get the latest sea turtle nesting & hatching info! Turtle Tracks.
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.
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.
To find out more about St. Johns County protected species and their habitat please go to the Habitat Conservation web pages.
For more information about our beautiful beaches, contact Beach Services at (904) 209-0331.