Florida Access Legislation


State: FL
Country: USA
Theme: Beach Access
Completion Date: June 01 2007
Status: Victory

Beach access in Florida is under great distress due to the overdevelopment of the coastline. Florida Statute Chapter 161 Beach Management, had only protected lateral beach access when it came to coastal construction permitting. By adding the several sentences to the definition of “access” both lateral and perpendicular are now protected. The legislation was instigated by the South Florida Chapter's campaign to re-open access at Bal Harbour.