Real Estate Agent with Jim Free Realty

If you plan on visiting the world's most beautiful beaches in Panama City Beach be advised and advise your guest that Bay County Board of Commissioners and the Panama City Beach Commission have passed and Ordinance called “Leave No Trace”. The ordinance will prohibit tents and items of personal property from being left on the beach from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

It will become effective the weekend after the July 4 holiday.

The Ordinance will make it unlawful to leave personal property, including tents, on the beach overnight.

The property will confiscated and not returned to the owner.

Comments (3)

Doug Rogers
Bayou Properties - Alexandria, LA
Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent

This seems like common sense. Why do people think it is okay to leave a mess behind while on vacation?

Jul 24, 2012 11:42 PM
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

be a boyscout in other words.. leave nothing but footsteps in the sand

Jul 24, 2012 11:55 PM
Tonya Taber

 My family arrived Monday afternoon, after getting everything organized we made our way down to the beach to set up like other family members have done for years. There were no signs of warning at the Gulf Highlands beach entrance. We set up our brand new $150 Coleman Canopy, lowered it ant put our chairs underneath the top. We received no warning tag!!!!! The next morning all of our $300 worth of new stuff was gone. We asked people and found out what was happening. My whole problem with the situation is the night before my family had noticed an old float and broken chair on the beach. They were still there! They took all of the nice stuff that had all of the parts but if just the metal part of the canopies were there the boy proceeded to break it in a place so that it couldn't be repaired and throwing it down on the beach. The next night my dad watched as the workers supposedly were cleaning the beach. The boy working broke off the leg of one of the canopies that did not have all of the parts threw part of it in the trash and threw the other piece down on the sand with a jagged part up that would easily slice someone's foot open. And the old broken chair remains on the beach after 2 nights! Panama City has made a huge mistake, they are leaving their vacationers distraught and feeling robbed. The beach is not being cleaned, it is being scavenged! The good stuff that can be resold is being taken and the broken, incomplete items are still littering the beach! Looks like my family and I are going to find another vacation spot, maybe others will follow.

Jul 25, 2012 11:21 AM