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Vilano Beach On-Beach Driving, Swimming Restricted This weekend

A view of the Vilano Beach pier.
Bill Bortzfield
A view of the Vilano Beach pier.

Driving on the sand at Vilano Beach will be prohibited, and swimming will be limited this weekend due to the Pro Watercross National Tour.

The restrictions will be in place on Saturday, May 1, and Sunday, May 2.

St. Johns County officials are encouraging Vilano Beach visitors to avoid swimming in the course set-up area from Vilano Road to the southern jetties on Friday, April 30, as well.

Pro Watercross National Tour spectators are encouraged to find alternative modes of transportation and parking locations.

Porpoise Point beach access will remain open and accessible for four-wheel-drive vehicles.

Updates on beach access and driving conditions will be posted on St. Johns County’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Information is also available by calling 904-209-0331.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.

Bill joined WJCT News in September of 2017 from The Florida Times-Union, where he served in a variety of multimedia journalism positions.