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LarsAtTheBeach

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Jul 19, 2008
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Here is why there should be ZERO commercial activity on our beaches.
This is about an hour ago on Grayton Beach, the little Sandy Lane access. County owned property.
It looked like a wedding set up. Big moving van parked where there is almost no parking as it is. Chairs and tables etc. spread all over the dune walkover.
WHERE IS OUR COUNTY LEADERSHIP???
 

jodiFL

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Jul 28, 2007
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SOWAL,FL
looks like a good time to go to the beach at a public walkover.....
 

Sun Chaser

Beach Lover
Aug 18, 2015
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Miramar Beach
Killing the Golden Goose..

Yes, there have been some annual visitors who have posted their frustrations here, but MANY more who have not taken the time to write a comment. I know, I hear from many friends who have visited for years, even generations. They have all said they are done; they will try out other places for vacation.

I'm sure many of you locals are hearing the same..
 

LarsAtTheBeach

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Jul 19, 2008
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Try owning beachfront and living here full time and not being able to sit in front of your own house unless you put chairs out at 5:30 AM on your days off!
A beachfront resident should be on the front lines demanding our county ban ALL commercial activity from our beaches.
 

Jimmy T

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Apr 6, 2015
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We were set up in the "vendor zone" by Western Lake at Grayton on Saturday
next to an unoccupied non-vendor easy-up and some chairs. Vendor came by
and asked us if we knew the folks who had the pop-up. Nope. Then he asked
us if we had seen them. Nope. Then he proceeded to begin moving the pop-up
and I asked him what he thought he was doing. He said he was going to move
the the pop-up 50 yards down the beach so he could put up some umbrellas and
chairs for his clients. I told him to stop and that he could not move other people's
stuff and that I would call code enforcement and the sheriff if he did not stop.
That did it. For a while. Then his clients came over to us and asked us the same
questions. Again, I told them that they were not allowed to move other folks
stuff. Then I went out fishing in my kayak and my wife was there by herself.
After I came back, she told me that they started back in on her and other locals
next to us got involved when the saw what was going on. In the end, the vendor
ended up setting up his clients chairs in an empty spot by the lake further inland.
I can't believe how rude this vendor and his clients were. It was unbelievable.

We really need to do something about vending. And I hope the kind of tourists
we met on Saturday don't ever come back.
 

Jenksy

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Oct 25, 2012
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We were set up in the "vendor zone" by Western Lake at Grayton on Saturday
next to an unoccupied non-vendor easy-up and some chairs. Vendor came by
and asked us if we knew the folks who had the pop-up. Nope. Then he asked
us if we had seen them. Nope. Then he proceeded to begin moving the pop-up
and I asked him what he thought he was doing. He said he was going to move
the the pop-up 50 yards down the beach so he could put up some umbrellas and
chairs for his clients. I told him to stop and that he could not move other people's
stuff and that I would call code enforcement and the sheriff if he did not stop.
That did it. For a while. Then his clients came over to us and asked us the same
questions. Again, I told them that they were not allowed to move other folks
stuff. Then I went out fishing in my kayak and my wife was there by herself.
After I came back, she told me that they started back in on her and other locals
next to us got involved when the saw what was going on. In the end, the vendor
ended up setting up his clients chairs in an empty spot by the lake further inland.
I can't believe how rude this vendor and his clients were. It was unbelievable.

We really need to do something about vending. And I hope the kind of tourists
we met on Saturday don't ever come back.
Wasn't there a vendor in Grayton who pulled a knife on someone about chairs?
 
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