Toll Booths Are Open
The 2021 beach season kicked off Monday as St. Johns County began charging tolls for beach driving from its eight access ramps.
The county allows driving on sections of Vilano, St. Augustine and Crescent beaches from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The cost for annual passes is $50 for residents, $100 for non-residents and $40 for handicap passes. The daily vehicle rates are $10 for residents and non-residents, and $5 for handicap and active military. Beach access for veterans who are 100% disabled is free.
Because of beach closures last year due to the COVID pandemic, passes from 2020 are being honored this season.
There is no cost to walk onto a county beach, and many beach access points have free parking.
Passes are available at toll booths or the St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing office in St. Augustine Beach. Collecting fees for beach driving continues through Labor Day weekend.