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Old 11-30-2018, 05:33 PM
 
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Do the primitive camping areas allow small fires at night in central florida coastal areas?
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:33 PM
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No beer allowed on beaches? Wow.... ok .... good to know. Although the beaches were rocky and you couldn't swim in the water at least we could have bon fires and drink on Alaska Beaches. Yet another reason why I need a boat. Go to an island and camp out!
I drink beer south of Tampa on the beach all the time and it is legal. No bottles it says. Guess the Tampa area is more of a police area. Not a fan of being that strict. Good to know, because Tampa is on my radar.
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Old 11-30-2018, 11:05 PM
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Might be what your looking for but its an island. You'll need a boat/waverunner.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&sour...43730681011584
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Old 12-01-2018, 05:59 AM
 
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Don't know if it's allowed or not but we always take plenty of drink with us to St Pete Beach.
There's nothing nicer than pulling on a good stokie and sinking a few brewskies while watching the babes in bikinis sizzle under the sun.
Lots of other folk seem to be doing it to so I doubt there's much hassle from the cops even if it is illegal.
Live and let live is my motto.
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Old 12-01-2018, 07:19 AM
 
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a good stokie
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Old 12-02-2018, 12:06 AM
 
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Dang auto-correct.
Stogie.
Usually Cuban although Norman's Liqour Store on St Pete Beach has a walk-in humidor with a good selection of other cigars.
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Old 12-09-2018, 05:23 PM
 
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Just curious. I've lived in the Tampa Bay area my entire life. I remember when my dad used to go to the beach and have bonfires, but that was many moons ago, probably over a good decade. I don't think any of those shinannigans are allowed anymore, not around here anyway. Are there any other beaches around the state that do allow for this? And alcohol?

I think you remember the movie "The Karate Kid" bonfire at the beach.

These days if you start a bonfire on any beach in Tampa Bay the Police would be called out and everyone would be arrested and charged with Arson.



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Old 12-09-2018, 08:59 PM
 
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Don't know if it's allowed or not but we always take plenty of drink with us to St Pete Beach.
There's nothing nicer than pulling on a good stokie and sinking a few brewskies while watching the babes in bikinis sizzle under the sun.
Lots of other folk seem to be doing it to so I doubt there's much hassle from the cops even if it is illegal.
Live and let live is my motto.
Be careful on St. Pete Beach. Alcohol isn't allowed on the beach. We've been there a lot over many years. I've seen the beach cops make people dump their beer and coolers plenty of times. I always mix up a few drinks in our room, and put my drink in cup with a lid. I've never had a problem. Same with beer--pour it into some other kind of covered cup. It's a pain for a beer, but better than running into a problem.

BTW--also a fan of Norm's (just not the stogies).
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Old 12-10-2018, 04:58 AM
 
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Be careful on St. Pete Beach. Alcohol isn't allowed on the beach. We've been there a lot over many years. I've seen the beach cops make people dump their beer and coolers plenty of times. I always mix up a few drinks in our room, and put my drink in cup with a lid. I've never had a problem. Same with beer--pour it into some other kind of covered cup. It's a pain for a beer, but better than running into a problem.

BTW--also a fan of Norm's (just not the stogies).
When we're on the beach we tend to drink margaritas.
I mix up a few really vicious ones with tequila,Cointreau and freshly-squeezed lime juice and keep them cold in a couple of 1.8l flasks.
For a passing cop we could just be drinking fruit juice unless it's late in the afternoon by which time we're all laughing our nuts off.
I suspect the police are more vigilant during Spring Break.
I see them take a wander through the PCI at busy times but I doubt they'd be interested in old farts like us.
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Old 12-10-2018, 05:33 AM
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It might be hard for some to imagine but there used to be bon fires on both sides (Tampa and St Pete side) of the Courtney Campbell Causeway every night of the week. The Causeway would be lit up from one side to the other, smoke was so thick it was like driving through fog.
Tampa was an awesome place to grow up.

Unfortunately, they put it to a stop after the 2nd child was burned. Family's would go to the beach's the following day after a fire and couldnt tell white ashes from white sand. Kids would be playing in the sand one minute and in a hot bed of coals the next.
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