St. Augustine Beach

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2019 is expected to be the final summer when it's free to park at St. Augustine Beach.

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The St. Augustine Beach City Commission this week examined two proposed ordinances: one to prevent the use, sale, and distribution of single-use plastic bags and another concerning plastic straws and Styrofoam.

The wording of the ordinances will be studied, reviewed and updated for the first reading at next month’s commission meeting. The City Commission is taking public comment on the proposals through the city’s website.

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The St. Augustine Beach City Commission will take up two hotly debated issues this week: medical marijuana and paid parking.

St. Augustine Beach Could Be Moving Toward Ban Of Plastic Bags

Feb 5, 2019

St. Augustine Beach moved a step closer to banning plastic bags when the city commissioners approved a voluntary ban during Monday night's meeting.

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Spending a day at the seashore could get more expensive this spring, when the City of St. Augustine Beach is planning to start charging for parking.


A motion passed Monday night unanimously denied the application for a $600,000 water park to be built at the oceanfront Embassy Suites on A1A in St. Augustine Beach.

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The fate of a controversial St Augustine Beach water park is expected to be decided, Monday evening. 

Crews Hope To Finish St. Augustine Beach Renourishment By Late June

May 9, 2018

The Army Corps of Engineers in St. Johns County have set a new deadline for a beach renourishment project at St. Augustine Beach.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is urging beachgoers to avoid a 1,200 foot long construction site on St. Augustine Beach while it undergoes renourishment.

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St. Augustine Beach’s Pope Road beach access point will be closed on Nov. 27 due to a beach renourishment project.

Kiara Sanchez

After recent damage from Hurricane Matthew, a St. Augustine artist is using her talent to help with relief efforts.

Balloon Ban Proposed To Protect Sea Turtles

May 11, 2016

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH — May is the start of sea turtle nesting season and one St. Augustine Beach attorney has requested the sale of balloons in the community be banned.