Customary Use Private vs public Beaches where should I go?

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  1. SoWal Buff

    SoWal Buff Beach Comber

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    I have tried to get answers from rental companies but it seems they want to push me to rentals that have a private beach but I like to go different places along 30a in south walton. What is the situation? Or should I just stay in Destin? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Kaydence

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    It's not any better in Destin.
     
  3. Paintmn

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    I respectfully disagree with kaydence..been following closely. I'm local and don't see big change in destin or Miramar beach area....while I know this issue applies to all of us and we all want access to all our beaches ,it seems right now biggest disputes are in 30 a area
     
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    I posted the images of what's happening in Destin recently.

    Anyone seen what beach vendors in Destin doing?
     
  5. SoWal Buff

    SoWal Buff Beach Comber

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    Are there police moving people in Destin?
     
  6. Paintmn

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    Think confusion here... I was replying to customary use issue. Not beach chair rental... And no only seems combative on 30 a .. Them posts about chairs...been that way for couple yrs no changes there
     
  7. Paintmn

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    No onl. Nope only right now in 30 a area
     
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    The reason it is more on 30A than other places is because the beaches west of Topsail State Park have been renourished to the Okaloosa line so the owners there only own to the Erosion Control Line (which is closer to the dunes) vs. The MHWL. That is because tax $$ where used to restore the beaches there.
     
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  9. Kaydence

    Kaydence Beach Fanatic

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    Those chairs are preventing people from customarily using the beaches.

    Only reason its combative on 30A is because folks are antagonizing a homeowner knowing he will call the police.

    I'm all about customary use but I'm not about pissing people off just because its politically expedient to do so.
     
  10. paul zmigrosky

    paul zmigrosky Beach Crab

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    You can obviously go to any public beach. There's a large one on scenic gulf drive but you must stay off the dry sand area of private beaches with are prevalent through walton county.
     
  11. Dawn

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    Yall aren't helping. :lol:
     
  12. Emerald Drifter

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    I would find a place in Miramar Beach, west of Sandestin (way too crowded), and east to Crab Trap. If you don't have to be right on the water, there is plenty of beach space. Avoid 30A area. It's not the eye of the CU hurricane, its the EYEWALL.
     
  13. EZ4144

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    haha - a transparent attempt by a 30ahole beach owner. :rolleyes::nono::whack:

    Next thing you know flesh eating bacteria will be infesting the waters off "private beaches". :moon:
     
  14. Emerald Drifter

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    EZ, you are consistent. Consistently wrong. :lol:

    I definitely am not a beachfront "owner". I just know Miramar is kind of a mixed bag in that it's not the madness of Destin or the growing intensity that is 30A and is pretty laid back.

    I did not share the prime spot where you can still have the 40/50 years ago beach experience. We all have our little secret spots, right? ;)
     
  15. Lady D

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    Yeah, I saw the picture of all the beach chairs near the water made to be a barricade between the water and sand to keep people off the sand. Never will stay in Destin. Or anywhere along 30A. These people that think they own down to the water need to pull out their property surveys. Those show where their property line actually is like anyone else's does. I can bet you many of them don't own down to the water.
     
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    Which beaches in Walton County besides Inlet Beach are public?
     
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    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    Any of our Florida State Parks are excellent for going to the beach. Deer Lake is a long haul to the beach But it's beautiful Grayton Beach State Park is very popular. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is wonderful. Not sure how strict they are about restrictions on alcohol for those who like a cold one.
     
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    We are renting a home in Summer's Edge near Eastern Lake. Other than getting down to the beach before the beach chair/umbrella vendors set up, last year we had no issues setting up for the day in front of the beachfront homes that are a part of Summer's Edge. Can we expect this to be the norm this year?
     
  19. upperarlington

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    yes, we just got back from Cassine Station near Brozzini's Pizza. Crowded but you shouldn't have any problems.
     
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    Don't you just really enjoy a nice vacation where you must get up at sunrise to get a beach spot? #restfullvacay
     

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