Twin Creeks to feature man-made lagoon


Twin Creeks visual.

It might be miles from the ocean, but a new man-made “crystal blue” lagoon will be called the “Beach Walk” at Twin Creeks Development.

Twin Creeks is a new master-planned development in St. Johns County that will have up to 3,000 houses. It’s on County Road 210 east of Interstate 95. It also will have retail, commercial, office and industrial space.

The lagoon is a highlight of the development in Florida, where homebuyers are willing to pay a premium for water views and water access.

Crystal Lagoons US Corp. is breaking ground on the 14-acre water feature on March 23. That’s when the company plans to release all the details and renderings on the project, according to spokesperson Hanna Thornton.

The company’s website says Crystal Lagoons is an international company with 15 offices around the world. The patented technology allows clear lagoons to create an “idyllic beach lifestyle anywhere.”

The lagoons use technology with custom sanitation and can be salt or fresh water. It can be used for swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, boating and other traditional water activities. The body of water is lined, clear, and free of marine life, but uses fewer chemicals that a swimming pool.

The first lagoon was built in Chile 18 years ago. There are 600 projects in different stages of planning in 60 countries, the company reports. One is in Miami, featuring two 10-acre lagoons.

For now, those curious about the company and other man-made lagoons can check out this YouTube video.

If you’re interested in buying a home in Twin Creeks, contact one of Menton & Ballou’s team members for more on this project.