There will be a volunteer beach clean up on St. Augustine Beach this Saturday, July 25th from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Volunteers are asked to meet at the St. Augustine Beach Pier at just before 8:00 a.m. to be ready to help. Thanks to all who help and enjoy the Beach!
The Gift Shop and Visitor Information Center at the St. Augustine Beach/St. Johns County Fishing Pier reopens today. The following is a press release by St. Johns County regarding the opening:
The St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier Gift Shop and Visitor Information Center will reopen to the public on Friday, May 22, after a five-month rehabilitation project. The gift shop and visitor information center will remain open to the public from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week, during the summer season. During the project, all deck boards, guard rails, posts, support beams, exposed piles, and boardwalk boards were replaced. The rehabilitation project is projected to extend the life of the pier for up to 10 years. Passes to access the pier or fish from the pier can be purchased in the gift shop. The fees are as follows:
Sightseeing – $2.00
Residents – $4.00
Non-residents – $6.00
Military or handicapped – $2.00
Children under six or resident seniors over 60 – Free
Residents – $40.00
Non-residents – $60.00
Military or handicapped – $20.00
Much needed repairs are coming to the St. Augustine Beach Pier in early 2020. At a price tag of $780,000, St. Johns County has contracted Yelton Construction to begin the estimated 4 month project of replacing beams, boards and other things beginning in January. The pier is expected to be closed to the public for most of the time the repairs are taking place. To read more about the pier repair project please visit the recent article written by The St. Augustine Record by clicking HERE.
Wednesday, May 15th, kicked off the 17th season of Music By The Sea, a free family-friendly concert series brought to you by The St. Augustine Beach Civic Association at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Park and Pier Pavilion. The Music By The Sea concert series runs through September 11th, and includes 19 different bands featuring music from multiple genres of music including Jazz, Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Disco, Pop and Latin.
In addition to great music and a fun crowd, there will be food available for purchase each week (usually less than $10) by one of our local restaurants served at 6:00 p.m. The music starts at 7:00 p.m. and runs until 9:30 p.m. For more information about parking, what you can bring and other questions about the weekly concerts, please visit www.freebeachconcerts.com. We are also providing you the following schedule featuring the weekly band, genre of music and provider of food.
Come out to the St. Augustine Beach Pier Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. & Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (February 16th & 17th and March 9th & 10th) for the St. Augustine Beach Arts & Crafts Festival.
This fun, free event features handmade arts and crafts by local, regional, and national artists, along with live music and lots of delicious food. The festival attracts artists and crafters from all over the country to showcase their work just steps from the beach at the St. Johns County Pier. Vacationers can enjoy browsing everything from handmade jewelry and ceramics to stained glass and fine artwork. With a variety of food and drink for sale, as well as vendors with natural plants, herbs, fruits, and veggies, the Arts and Crafts Festival is a complete experience for the whole family.
The St. Augustine Beach Pier is located on beautiful Anastasia Island at 350 A1A Beach Boulevard. For more information on this event please click HERE.
The St. Augustine Beach sand renourishment project taking place is scheduled to be completed by the end of June, just in time for the 4th of July holiday. Work has been completed on the beach from Pope Road to the St. Augustine Beach Pier. The project will continue to inch closer towards 9th street where the work will then be completed. Check out the following article in The St. Augustine Record for more details by clicking HERE and view the following video.
It may not be long for residents and visitors to have to pay for parking at the St. Augustine Beach Pier and Pier Park. City Commissioners have voted unanimously and are in the final planning stages as to how paid parking will take place and when it will start. Read the complete article at MY 904 News by clicking HERE.