FLORIDA – Private property rights often collide with public use of coastline
Lisa Frifand, a 20-year South Walton County resident, was recently chewed out by a belligerent tourist as she was fishing at the same beach location she’d been casting from for years.
Not long after, following a morning of picking up trash left behind by others, a beach service employee refused to let her use a garbage can at a condominium’s private beach to throw the litter away.
“It’s starting to get really territorial,” Frifand said.
A frequent beach visitor, Frifand says she sees people being accosted by “self appointed beach police” … “grown up hall monitors” … and “visitors for the week” exercising “a sense of entitlement” passed on by “companies/owners that rent their properties for the season.” Read more: