Parking in the lot at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument is not free and is enforced by the National Park Service from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., seven days a week, including federal holidays. There will be no vehicular access to or from the Castillo’s parking lot on July 4th from 6-11 p.m.
Watch for some road closures starting at 8:30-10:30 p.m., so plan to arrive early for a cool drink at a local hot spot or enjoy a delightful meal at one of our many outdoor restaurants. Parking is available at the Historic Downtown Parking Garage behind the Visitor Information Center.
The free park and ride shuttle service on Anastasia Island only, is provided by the city with support from Old Town Trolley Tours and Ripley’s Express Tours and will be available from 6 p.m. until midnight from parking locations along Anastasia Blvd.:
*NOTE: The Alligator Farm is a parking-only location. If you park there you will need to access the shuttle at the R.B. Hunt Elementary School stop by crossing Anastasia Blvd. at the lighted crosswalk just east of the attraction. Law enforcement officers will assist pedestrians to cross the road safely.
Beach Shuttle Service
St. Johns County will offer a free shuttle service to Mickler's Landing Beachfront Park at Ponte Vedra Beach and the St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier at St. Augustine Beach from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 1, through Tuesday, July 4, weather permitting.
The Mickler's Landing Beachfront Park shuttle parking will be at Cornerstone Park, 1046 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach.
The St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier shuttle parking will be at St. Augustine Beach City Hall, 2200 A1A S., and the Pier parking lot.
The shuttles will run every 20 minutes, with the final shuttles departing from the beaches to the designated parking locations at 4 p.m.