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Public access to Florida beaches will be harder for local governments to guarantee under new law

Public access to Florida beaches will be harder for local governments to guarantee under new law

A controversial new law restricting local ordinances over public access to Florida's beaches is one to watch out for as you head out to the waterfront this year.HB 631, which Gov. Rick Scott signed into law in March, "blocks local governments from ad...
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Public access to Florida beaches will be harder for local governments to guarantee under new law

Public access to Florida beaches will be harder for local governments to guarantee under new law

A controversial new law restricting local ordinances over public access to Floridaís beaches is one to watch out for as you head out to the waterfront this year.HB 631, which Gov. Rick Scott signed into law in March, “blocks local governments f...
Updated one month ago
Insiderís guide to Treasure Island: Sunshine Beach, Municipal Beach, Sunset Beach, plus where alcohol is allowed

Insiderís guide to Treasure Island: Sunshine Beach, Municipal Beach, Sunset Beach, plus where alcohol is allowed

The main stretch of sand between Sunshine and Sunset beaches, including the City of St. Petersburgís Municipal Beach †is notable for being extremely wide. Walking to the shoreline can take more than five minutes in the middle of the main island. The ...
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Insiderís guide to Treasure Island: Where to stay, watersports and fitness, places to eat and drink, shopping and events

Insiderís guide to Treasure Island: Where to stay, watersports and fitness, places to eat and drink, shopping and events

Where to stayTHUNDERBIRD RESORT: The hotel’s iconic neon sign greets you as soon as you arrive on Gulf Boulevard from 107th Avenue. The gulfside resort is directly on the beach and has been there since 1957. It features rooms with kitchenettes ...
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Insiderís guide to Treasure Island: About the beach, planning your trip, where to park

Insiderís guide to Treasure Island: About the beach, planning your trip, where to park

Noted for its vast expanse of beach and retro architecture ó and generous open-container laws ó Treasure Island is at turns a sleepy beach town and a bustling tourist destination.Between Madeira Beach and St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island is a 3.8-mile...
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Insiderís Guide to Egmont Key State Park: Things to do, places to stay, places to eat or drink

Insiderís Guide to Egmont Key State Park: Things to do, places to stay, places to eat or drink

Things to DoFORT DADE: The reason why most people come to Egmont Key is to walk through the streets of Fort Dade and imagine what life was like for the more than 300 people who lived on key at the turn of the century. A walking tour of the island won...
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Insiderís Guide to Egmont Key State Park: Taking the ferry, the beach scene, notes about cash and shoes

Insiderís Guide to Egmont Key State Park: Taking the ferry, the beach scene, notes about cash and shoes

Taking the ferryBecause the Hubbard's Marina runs the official ferry for the park (and also the cheapest, at $20 a trip), I'll focus on that one.The ferry launches from the first pier your reach once you're inside Fort DeSoto Park — that's the ...
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Miami Beach commissioners consider future crowd control measures for Spring Break

Miami Beach commissioners consider future crowd control measures for Spring Break

Spring Break on South Beach may not be quite as rollicking in future years, if Miami Beach leaders implement a range of crowd-control measures they are considering to curb the throngs of people who flock to the destination each year.The Miami Herald ...
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Insiderís guide to Egmont Key State Park: About the beach and planning your trip

Insiderís guide to Egmont Key State Park: About the beach and planning your trip

Egmont Key, a tiny island serving as the northern bookend for the channel leading into Tampa Bay, is more day trip than destination, but it certainly offers beach-minded visitors a chance to get away from it all.The island had been used by native Ame...
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Insiderís Guide to Redington Shores: Where to stay, places to go, fitness, places to eat and drink, and shopping

Insiderís Guide to Redington Shores: Where to stay, places to go, fitness, places to eat and drink, and shopping

Where to stayMONTEREY CONDOMINIUM MOTEL: This reasonably priced condo hotel is just off the water, but the wi-fi is free and small- to medium-sized dogs are welcome.SIESTA MOTEL: A budget-minded option that recalls the mom-and-pop motels that once li...
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