Protected Beach Access at Bonaire Beach


Chapter: Treasure Coast
State: FL
Country: USA
Theme: Beach Access
Completion Date: December 01 2007
Status: Victory

The Town of Jupiter Island requested that Rep. Mahoney insert legislation that would give the Town first right of refusal to purchase a surplus Coast Guard property consisting of 10 acres, including 900ft of beachfront. The property being acquired from the Coast Guard was to be used for conservation and storm protection purposes. The bill did not include the property being opened for beach access. Properties designated for conservation should include customary recreational use. The chapter raised their voices and was able get an inter-local agreement between the Town and County Commission that not only opened the coast guard beachfront property for beach access but it also increased the nearby Hobe Sound Beach parking lot with 20 additional spaces.