Fees and Reservations
There are no fees to enter the park or to take the ferry to the fort. The 35-passenger ferry operates on a first come basis.
Donations are gratefully accepted and are used for boat maintenance and interpretive programming.
St. Johns County, which maintains a beach ramp directly across Highway A1A from the park entrance, charges a fee to drive onto the ocean beach from mid-March through September.
Did You Know?
"Spanish Moss" (Tillandsia usneoides) is not a moss and is actually a cousin of the pineapple! Its name derives from Native Americans who joked that it looked very much like the beards of the Spanish settlers. Ft Matanzas National Monument, Florida