Get answers to frequently asked questions about the beaches in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra, Florida:
How do I get to St. Augustine’s beaches?
There are dozens of public beach access points along the coast, giving you easy access to St. Augustine’s beaches. Public parking is available.
Where can I get access to Ponte Vedra beaches?
You can access North Beach and Mickler’s Landing Beach from scenic A1A. Public parking is available.
Can you drive on St. Augustine beaches?
Some beaches allow cars to drive right onto the sand. You will need a pass to drive on the beach during peak season (annual and day passes are available). For more information about vehicle access and permits, please visit the St. Johns County website.
What are the best beaches in St. Augustine?
From the bustling St. Augustine Beach and St. Johns County Ocean Pier, to the quieter Crescent Beach with its wildlife refuge, there’s something for everyone. Click below for more information about each of our beaches.
What kind of beach activities are there to do in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra?
The stunning 42-mile oceanfront playground along the Atlantic coast is a beachgoer’s dream, with plenty of activities to enjoy year-round. Relax in the sun, taking in the scent of salt water and the gentle ocean breeze. Fish, go shelling, or hit the waves to swim, kayak, windsurf or kiteboard.
Where can I stay near St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra beaches?
There are plenty of accommodations near the beaches. Browse our places to stay page and choose from hotels, bed & breakfasts, historic inns, beachside resorts, and campgrounds.
Anything else I should know about St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra beaches?
Please be considerate of the environment and other beachgoers. No alcohol or glass is allowed on the beaches. Dogs are permitted on most beaches and must be kept on a leash at all times. Check posted signs at each beach for other rules and regulations.