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Old 01-19-2010, 06:31 PM
 
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Default Beaches where alcohol is permitted?

I have a feeling this question may generate some negative remarks, but I'm going to do it anyway

I am wondering which beaches still permit alcohol (on the beach, not just up at a beach bar) I'm new to the area and it seems like it varies. I believe St. Pete Beach does not allow alcohol to be drank on the beach itself, but Treasure Island does? Correct me if I am wrong here. I can remember visiting the area years ago before I moved down here, and the bartenders down on St. Pete Beach told my family that it was not allowed to take drinks from the bar down to the beach, and then jokingly turned the other way. It also seems like there was little, if any, police force or security guards (rent-a-cops even) monitoring this. I also have friends that have mentioned the "Miracle Mile".

I guess I'm looking for someone to clear up what this all means as far as having liquor on the beaches. It was pretty straight forward in the city I lived in on Lake Michigan: No glass bottles. End of story.
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:19 PM
 
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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Alcohol is legal on Madeira Beach, and parts of Treasure Island (like Sunset Beach). No glass.
Although not legal, we have partaken in alcohol beverages all over the Gulf beaches, just dont get loud and obnoxious, and do not flaunt your containers.
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:05 PM
 
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It SHOULD be legal on any beach.
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:42 AM
 
Location: McHenry, IL
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I smuggled a few brews onto St. Pete Beach once. It was sunset, I was by myself, and there weren't a whole lotta people around, which probably helped my cause. Like someone else said, be cool about it and you probably won't get hassled. I would guess that the busier the beach is, the higher the risk of being popped because of increased patrols.
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:08 AM
 
Location: St. Croix
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TheBeerMall.com - Beer Can Covers. Disguise Your Beer Today! - I just googled "disguising beer cans" and this is one of many results. The reason Sunset Beach recently considered banning alcohol is due to those relieving themselves in inappropriate places - namely, in front of the beach front homes. Much of the obnoxious behavior is due in part to the boaters that are off of the north end of Sunset Beach. Obviously, a mixed drink is easily disguised. Disguise but don't get disgusting and you'll be fine on any beach.
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:57 AM
 
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I have a feeling this question may generate some negative remarks, but I'm going to do it anyway
That is because alcohol is a public nuisance and has negative impacts as it contributes to crime, violence and other illegal activities. I feel that alcohol has no business on a public beach especially where families gather with their children. JMO
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:22 AM
 
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Hey chaotix thats a personal opinion. Keep it to yourself. Dont flaunt theoretical crime contributers either.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:44 AM
 
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As long as you keep it under control, no one will give you any crap about drinking beer on the beach anywhere in this area. Just don't litter, and don't get sloppy drunk.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:45 AM
 
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That is because alcohol is a public nuisance and has negative impacts as it contributes to crime, violence and other illegal activities. I feel that alcohol has no business on a public beach especially where families gather with their children. JMO
Boy, you sound like a barrel of fun.
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Wishing I was back in Nebraska.
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That is because alcohol is a public nuisance and has negative impacts as it contributes to crime, violence and other illegal activities. I feel that alcohol has no business on a public beach especially where families gather with their children. JMO
Let the children drink the alcohol and then its a party!
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