ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The long holiday weekend ushered in a new program in St. Johns County called "Reach the Beach."
Free shuttles are running in two locations in the county to provide beach goers access to the beach when parking lots near the ocean fill up.
The shuttles ran from the St. Augustine Beach City Hall and in the Ponte Vedra area from the Ponte Vedra Concern Hall on A1A North. The service of free parking will continue through the weekend.
"Its hard to find a parking spot around here," said Misty Perdue who on July 4th was beach bound wrapping up her vacation from West Virginia.
By noon only a handful of people took advantage of the service in St. Augustine Beach. Signs did steer people to the free parking lot and shuttle service which the county plans to employ during summer holiday events.