The Five Toughest Florida Beaches To Visit

The public has an absolute legal right to be on the beach in Florida -- but just try telling a beachfront property owner.
June 5, 2003, 4am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"But access is in the eye of the beholder. State rules for funding renourishment projects treat hotel properties as publicly accessible beaches — even if they stop nonguests from getting to the beach. While inaccessible beaches rankle, says Paden Woodruff, state beaches and wetlands administrator, a public beach is just a short drive away for most Floridians. His stat: 42% of Florida’s 825 miles of beaches front publicly owned land."

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Published on Wednesday, June 4, 2003 in Florida Trend


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