St. Johns County will resume on-beach driving beginning Monday, May 11, 2020, at all beach access ramps where sand conditions permit vehicular access. Implemented in coordination with Florida Department of Health representatives, the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, the St. Augustine Beach Police Department, and St. Johns County Emergency Management, resuming on-beach driving is the final stage of St. Johns County’s incremental phased plan to safely provide full access to the beach for residents and visitors.
“We’re happy to announce the reopening of our beaches to vehicular access beginning Monday. Our hope is that our residents will truly use this opportunity to enjoy their beaches while continuing to social distance,” said Hunter S. Conrad, St. Johns County Administrator. “Our community has risen to the occasion of exercising personal responsibility throughout this event and we remain confident they will continue to do so."
All standard on-beach driving tolls will apply and all annual passes purchased prior to the on-beach driving restrictions will be honored for the remainder of the season. In addition, the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners extended all 2020 annual on-beach driving passes through the 2021 beach season. Beginning Monday, May 11, annual beach passes may be purchased from all access ramp toll booths. In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order, continued adherence to the CDC social distancing guidelines of limiting gatherings to no more than 10 persons and maintaining a minimum distance of six feet between parties is recommended.
For more information, please call 904.209.0752.