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Tolls go up for driving on St. Johns County beaches

Toll booths open March 1 at on-beach driving access points

It’ll now cost you to drive on St. Johns County beaches
It’ll now cost you to drive on St. Johns County beaches

VILANO BEACH, Fla. – People who want to drive on St. Johns County beaches will again start paying for the privilege. Toll booths reopened Sunday at St. Johns County on-beach driving access points.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on-beach driving passes will be for sale at area toll booths. Daily passes can be purchased for $10 at the toll booths. That fee applies to both St. Johns County residents and non-residents. Active military members and individuals with disabilities will have to pay $5.

Annual passes cost $50 for St. Johns County residents, $100 for non-residents and $40 for people with disabilities. Annual passes are free for veterans who are disabled.

The vehicle passes will be required from March 1 to Sept. 30.

Vehicle access depends on beach conditions. In addition, four-wheel-drive vehicles are recommended for Vilano Beach and several other on-beach access points

Lifeguards will begin limited patrols this month, with full coverage beginning Memorial Day Weekend.

For more information, call 904-209-0752.

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