In Florida beginning on July 1st, 2018 the beaches are no longer totally public. The public has lost access to miles of sandy white beaches. You can now only enter the beach areas through a public beach access area. You are allowed to sit in the wet sand anywhere, but if the sand is dry and signs are posted as “private beach” or “no trespassing”, then you may be arrested. How crazy is this? Can you imagine coming to Florida on vacation and told you cannot sit where you wish to sit. You are confined to only the public beach areas and there are not enough of those to accommodate you and your family?
If you are upset with this new law signed by Governor Rick Scott, then write him a letter or call his office. He owns a lovely beach home in Naples, Florida so he has a stake in this decision. It’s personal for him. He gains from his decision and will no longer be Governor after this election year.
Office of Governor Rick Scott
State of Florida
400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001
I say the beaches were here long before any human even set foot on them and that they belong to all of us. Not just the few privileged “rich” folks who own by the water’s edge. I think this new law is crazy. What do you think?
There is a protest walk beginning at July 1st starting at 8:30 a.m. from two different access points. You can start on the West end of Hwy. 30A in Walton County at Tops’l State Park or from the East end of 30A at Camp State Helen. Plenty of free parking to begin your walk. Join others in this protest if you can.
It is just a matter of time before the next Hurricane hits Florida. I say those who claim title to the beach in front of their homes must repair the beach with their own money. Let’s see how many want State funds for their repairs then.