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SHELLY

SoWal Insider
Jun 13, 2005
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BMB,
What is unique about building on public Beaches? Many homeowners have built walkover on public property in Walton County, some have even built their buildings on public property.

AND their seawalls on public beaches.

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BMBWalker

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Nov 1, 2006
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BMB,
What is unique about building on public Beaches? Many homeowners have built walkover on public property in Walton County, some have even built their buildings on public property.
SJ...Some structures may have been built on the beach, but I don't think that is the norm for county, State and Federal public beaches. I thought structures had to be approved by the appropriate governing body and would have to be removed from the beach if they had not been approved. Isn't that the process? As you know, the county received the beach portion of RFV's private gated access proposal and now we have a private property owner using county owned public beach for it's financial benefit.

You speak of homeowners building on public property. Are these structures built on county, State or Federal public property that are public beaches? If so, could you please give a couple of examples.
 

Smiling JOe

SoWal Expert
Nov 18, 2004
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Yes, the structures are built on public beach. Look no further than the new Nature Walk Beach Club property which, according to a NatureWalk representative, has a seawall and a cabana on public beach property. They also have a building which sits on County property, according to the Planning Dept.
 
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BMBWalker

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Nov 1, 2006
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Yes, the structures are built on public beach. Look no further than the new Nature Walk Beach Club property which, according to a NatureWalk representative, has a seawall and a cabana on public beach property. They also have a building which sits on County property, according to the Planning Dept.



SJ...I think this was predicted last January.
 

GoodWitch58

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Oct 10, 2005
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greenroomsurfer

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Nov 24, 2006
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I posted this on another thread, see if this helps.Comprehensive Beach Preservation Bill Passes Florida LegislatureTallahassee, Fla.(May 8, 2007) ?Surfrider Foundation?s ten Florida chapters saw success in the final days of the 2007 Florida Legislative Session, when sweeping beach management legislation benefiting beachgoers and coastal wildlife was passed unanimously by both the Florida House (HB7175) and Senate (SB1472). The legislation now awaits almost certain signature by newly elected Governor Crist.

After months of tireless effort, coastal groups are celebrating the passage of a bill that preserves the public?s right to access the beach and protects beach users and sea turtles from harm caused by an experimental form of coastal armoring. Florida now joins the ranks of Texas and Oregon with adequate beach access protection policy.

?We are delighted to finally see the full protection of beach access,? said Ericka D?Avanzo, Florida Regional Manager of the Surfrider Foundation. ?Now recreational beach users can be assured that as growth continues along our coastline, we should not see any future loss of access points.? This was accomplished through a clarification of Florida Statue Chapter 161, which will ensure perpendicular beach access is equally important as lateral access.

Gary Appelson, Policy Coordinator for the Gainesville-based Caribbean Conservation Corporation and co-supporter, said, ?It was exciting to see so many organizations working to protect Florida ?s beaches. It was also heartening to see legislators standing up unanimously for the protection of sea turtles, as well as Florida ?s beach and dune system.? The additional permitting requirements for geotextile tubes provide a more cautious blueprint for their selective use.

This bill was championed by Senators Dennis Jones and Burt Saunders and Representative Stan Mayfield. Other key and supportive entities included the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Department of Environmental Protection and other environmental groups, such as the Florida Ocean and Coastal Coalition.
All supporting organizations and agencies look forward to Governor Crist?s signature on this bill.


The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection of our world?s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and over 60 chapters across the United States and Puerto Rico, with international affiliates in Australia , Europe, Japan and Brazil . For more information, visit www.surfrider.org

I have more info on the supposed private beach stuff if you want it.
 

Smiling JOe

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Nov 18, 2004
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I do have an interest in the beach and didn't understand why you mentioned my name with regards to the sign.
 

BlueMtnBeachVagrant

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Jun 20, 2005
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I've heard that about only 25% of the units at RFV have actually "closed". Anyone have an update on what is happening? TIA.
 
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