St. Johns County offers free Memorial Day Weekend beach shuttles

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest holiday weekends on St. Johns County’s beaches, so to reduce traffic congestion, St. Johns County Beach Services is offering two free shuttles.

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The St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier shuttle will be available to take visitors from St. Augustine Beach City Hall to the Fishing Pier parking lot. It will run 10 a.m.-4 p.m. from May 28-30.

The Mickler’s Landing Beachfront Park shuttle will be available to take guests from Ponte Vedra Concert Hall to Mickler’s parking lot on Memorial Day only. The shuttle will run 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, the St. Augustine Beach Police Department and St. Johns County Marine Rescue personnel will patrol the beaches throughout the weekend.

Starting Sunday, May 29, St. Johns County Marine Rescue lifeguards will be stationed along the beaches from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Beach flags indicating water and surf conditions will be displayed, but the absence of a flag does not mean there is no danger. Please see a staffed lifeguard tower for local conditions.

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On-beach driving hours are between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Vehicle traffic must remain in the designated driving lanes. Beach driving conditions can change throughout the day at each access, so beachgoers are encouraged to monitor daily updates on driving conditions by following @SJCBeaches on Facebook and Twitter and downloading the “Reach the Beach” mobile app. Residents and visitors can also monitor the St. Johns County Beach Services website for beach access updates by CLICKING HERE.

For a complete list of SJC Beach safety rules and regulations, please visit the website HERE.