Below is my email to County Commissioner Cindy Meadows and her reply. Ms. Meadows, I believe it is time for county officials to officially address the growing issue of Florida’s public beaches in Walton County. There has been a alarming increase in signs such as these with residents staking off what they are claiming as private beach. Some neighborhoods have hired private security guards to harass and chase off beach visitors. It is my understanding that the public portion of the beach is defined by the 18.6 year federal survey of the mean high tide water line. If so, the line would change daily. The county should go on record and prohibit the staking and marking off of the fictional lines they are claiming and return the beach to it’s unspoiled state. Issues such as these destroy the very beauty and essence of the beach we all love and share. Response Thank you. I am meeting with our attorney, cty. Administrator, and TDC director to discuss this issue. Attorneys for the beach front land owners have told them to protect their “rights” by posting signs. This won’t be solved quickly. Keep atuned.