Fourth of July Weekend Shuttle Service
St. Johns County offers a free shuttle service to the St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 2, through Monday, July 4, weather permitting. The St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier shuttle will transport beach visitors between St. Augustine Beach City Hall, 2200 A1A South, and the Pier parking lot, which provides direct access to Pier amenities and the beach. The shuttles will run every 20 minutes, with the final shuttles departing at 4 p.m. Service updates are provided via the Reach the Beach mobile app, the Beaches Twitter feed, and Facebook page.
St. Augustine Beach has everything you need for the ideal beach vacation – sunny accommodations, tropical seaside restaurants, a beachfront park with an impressive fishing pier, a large beachside pavilion, a splash park and sand volleyball court. Time spent in St. Augustine Beach can be as active or as laid-back as you like.
Relaxing on the Beach
Sunshine, waves caressing the shore ... what better place to relax than on the beach? Take a walk along the shore or enjoy the view from your beach chair beneath a brightly colored umbrella. Big Bill’s Beach Stuff Rentals or Barney’s Beach Service can provide everything you need.
The wide expanse of shoreline and hard-packed sand makes St. Augustine Beach the perfect place for a bicycle ride. Waves here attract skim boarders, boogie boarders, surfers, paddle boarders and kite boarders. You’ll find a wide assortment of surf sports equipment for purchase or rental from PIT Surf Shop.
Where to Stay near St. Augustine Beach?
Whatever type of lodging you seek, you’ll find the perfect place to stay in St. Augustine Beach. Familiar favorite hotels are mixed with condominiums for larger families or extended stays. Boutique hotels can be found alongside private home rentals. All are within steps of the shore and at a variety of price points.
Can you drive on the beach?
Yes, you can drive your vehicle on St. Augustine Beach within designated areas and dependent on tides and weather conditions. There are seasonal fees to drive onto the beach. For more information about beach access and permits, visit the St. Johns County website.
Can you swim at St. Augustine Beach?
Yes, you can swim at St. Augustine Beach as long as you are not within 400 feet of the St. Johns County Ocean Fishing Pier. From Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, you will find lifeguards stationed along the shore for your safety.
MSN.com named St. Augustine Beach one of 10 most gorgeous beaches to visit this summer MSN.com (May 2021)
Are dogs allowed on the beach?
Yes, dogs are allowed on St. Augustine Beach as long as they are on a leash. Please be sure to clean up after your pet. Since dogs can get overheated, you may wish to bring along an umbrella, or shade structure, plus plenty of drinking water for your pup. Nearby pet friendly dining options include Salt Life Food Shack and Sunset Grille.
Where can you eat near St. Augustine Beach?
St. Augustine Beach is walkable to plenty of dining and shopping. For a convenient beachside bite to eat, try the Harvest & Reel, Sunset Grille, or Salt Life Food Shack, all a short walk from the shore.
Where can you park near St. Augustine Beach?
St. Augustine Beach visitors can enjoy ample regular and accessible parking. For a map of all the available parking in the area plus beach access points, click here.