Beach access passes required for vehicles on St. Johns County beaches starting March 1st

St. Johns County FL — If you want to drive on St. Johns County beaches, you’ll need to have a driving pass starting on March 1st. The county says you’ll need to have the pass from 9 AM until 5 PM and you can use cash to buy a pass at any of the beach access ramps between that timeframe. The access points along A1A are located at A Street, Ocean Trace Road, Dondanville Road, Matanzas Avenue, and Mary Street. You can also access the beach at the Crescent Beach access point and at Porpoise Point in Vilano Beach. The county says the Vilano Beach and Fort Matanzas access points are temporally closed at this time.

The county says at some beach accesses 4-Wheel-Drive vehicles are required.

The county says between March 1st and September 30th daily passes cost $10 for both county and non-county residents, it’s $5 for handicapped beachgoers and active duty military. An ID will be needed for active military members. If you want to buy an annual pass those cost $50 for county residents, $100 for non-residents, and $40 for handicapped beachgoers. For disabled veterans an annual pass is free.

For more information on passes, you can click here.

The county says beach driving conditions will change throughout the day at each access ramp, and for the most up-to-date information on conditions, you can download the Reach the Beach app or follow St. Johns County beaches on Facebook or Twitter. The page to follow is @SJCBeaches.

Steven Ponson

Steven Ponson, News 104.5 WOKV

Steven Ponson is the Co-Anchor of Jacksonville's Morning News. He has been with Cox Media Group since the summer of 2015, and with WOKV since mid-2017.

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