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LarsAtTheBeach

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Jul 19, 2008
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Those exceeding the number that the area can reasonably accommodate without detracting from a high quality visitor experience and local's quality of life are. That doesn't mean Jesus doesn't love them or they are bad people, only that they add quantity without any substantial quality in return.
Who makes that determination?
 

outofadream

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Apr 1, 2008
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Those exceeding the number that the area can reasonably accommodate without detracting from a high quality visitor experience and local's quality of life are. That doesn't mean Jesus doesn't love them or they are bad people, only that they add quantity without any substantial quality in return.
Agree
 

SeaFern

Beach Lover
Dec 2, 2007
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pt. washington & niceville
The reason that our area even looks halfway decent and is not filled with towering condos like Destin is because local residents educated themselves on the issues, environment, got involved, went to countless meetings, put in blood, sweat and tears and stood up to developers. (thank goodness for our retirees who had time and made this extraordinary effort!) Our area is not beautiful because developers did the right thing on their own. Locals are not naive to think they can stop all development but we can all get involved and help create a place that we would like to live. And sometimes projects are just not a good fit.
 

LarsAtTheBeach

Beach Fanatic
Jul 19, 2008
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The reason that our area even looks halfway decent and is not filled with towering condos like Destin is because local residents educated themselves on the issues, environment, got involved, went to countless meetings, put in blood, sweat and tears and stood up to developers. (thank goodness for our retirees who had time and made this extraordinary effort!) Our area is not beautiful because developers did the right thing on their own. Locals are not naive to think they can stop all development but we can all get involved and help create a place that we would like to live. And sometimes projects are just not a good fit.
Agree.
And those efforts aided in the production of the land development code. And that code determines what is or is not “a good fit”
 

ShallowsNole

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Jun 22, 2005
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Pt Washington
Driving on the beach at Grayton is a condition of being able to access the beach at Grayton, or so the Butler family told me. It is the only place you can launch a fishing charter, and besides, it is the last piece left of everything we used to enjoy about Grayton.

As far as the Grayton Motor Lodge...you can only hope that their guests will use the shuttle and get off close to the boardwalk to get to the beach. Visitors don't understand that walking down the middle of the truck path at the 90-degree turn is ill-advised, as a 4WD going to the beach or coming back from the beach generally cannot stop right there. Double that if they are pulling a boat.
 

Kurt Lischka

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Oct 15, 2004
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Driving on the beach at Grayton is a condition of being able to access the beach at Grayton, or so the Butler family told me. It is the only place you can launch a fishing charter, and besides, it is the last piece left of everything we used to enjoy about Grayton.

As far as the Grayton Motor Lodge...you can only hope that their guests will use the shuttle and get off close to the boardwalk to get to the beach. Visitors don't understand that walking down the middle of the truck path at the 90-degree turn is ill-advised, as a 4WD going to the beach or coming back from the beach generally cannot stop right there. Double that if they are pulling a boat.
You can also launch at Inlet Beach with a permit but there is no room to park.

I saw some "Stop Grayton Motel" signs on 283.
 
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