Starting June 20, 2015 personal articles left on the beach in South Walton one hour after sunset will be removed before one hour after sunrise. In accordance with the existing Walton County Leave No Trace, Obstruction on the Beach Ordinance 2010-05 Section 22-54(g): It shall be unlawful for items generally used for swimming, sunbathing, or beach recreation to remain on the beach between one (1) hour after dusk and one (1) hour after sunrise, except otherwise permitted in this ordinance. As used in this section, the phrase “generally used for swimming, sunbathing, or beach recreation“ shall include, but not be limited to, beach chairs, umbrellas, tents (including tent frames), hammocks, volleyball nets, picnic tables and tiki huts. In the past, a courtesy warning through a tagging system may have resulted in a one day grace period by Code Enforcement; starting as of June 20, 2015 items left on the beach will be removed nightly, which helps to protect South Walton’s rare and endangered sea turtles that nest on our beaches annually May through October. This will ensure our beaches are kept safe, clean and free of obstructions. Ordinance 2010-05 Section 22-54(g) for “Obstruction on the Beach” can be viewed online: http://www.co.walton.fl.us/DocumentCenter/Home/View/2279 . If you have any questions, please contact Walton County TDC Beach Operations at 850-267-4578.