Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill last month that would privatize many beaches along Florida’s coastline starting July 1.
County ordinances throughout the state have allowed for public beach access even on privately owned properties for decades. These laws are known as customary use ordinances, and they state that if an area has historically been used as a public access for recreation, it should remain as such.
Read the full article in the April 19 issue of Navarre Press.
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