Beach No Nos

Sec. 30-144. – Prohibited activities. Modified

(1) It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in any of the following prohibited activities while using or entering upon any public beach within the city, except as may otherwise be provided in chapter 38 of this Code:

(2) Pets or other animals. Dogs, cats or other animals of any kind shall not be permitted on any beach, whether on a leash or running free, except service animals required by persons who are disabled.

Motorized vehicles. Motorized vehicles shall not be permitted on any beach at any time, except for authorized police, fire or rescue emergency vehicles, public vehicles required to perform services on the beach or commercial vehicles contracted by the city to perform services on the beach.

(3) Motorized watercraft. Motorized watercraft shall not be permitted to be launched, retrieved, moored or docked at any beach at any time, except for authorized coast guard, police, fire or rescue watercraft. Nothing in this subsection shall prohibit the temporary launching or mooring of any watercraft propelled exclusively by human power or the wind. For the purpose of this subsection, the term “temporary mooring” means mooring from sunrise to sunset.

(4) Open fire or grills. Open fires or electric, gas or charcoal grills shall not be permitted on any beach at any time.

(5) Possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages or use of glass containers. A person shall not enter upon any beach while such person is in possession of any alcoholic beverage, or consume any alcoholic beverage, except as permitted by the city manager. Further, no person shall enter upon any beach while such person is in the possession of any glass container.

(6) Live music, parties or special events. Live music of any kind shall not be permitted on any beach, nor shall any social event, party or similar event be held on the beach without first having obtained prior written permission from the city manager.

(7) Tents, cabanas, canopies, umbrellas and game equipment. The placement of tents, cabanas, umbrellas and game equipment shall be permitted on a beach only during the period from sunrise to sunset.

(8) Motion picture or television production. Motion pictures or television productions shall not be permitted on any beach without first having obtained prior written permission from the city manager. Nothing in this subsection shall prohibit members of any news media from videotaping or conducting a live broadcast from any beach in connection with a scheduled activity or a current news event.

(9) Aircraft operation. A person shall not take off or land any aircraft of any kind on any waters adjacent to the beach or on the beach, including model or remote operated aircraft, except for police, fire, rescue or air med-evac aircraft, without first having obtained prior written permission from the city manager. No person shall operate any aircraft over any beach area at an altitude below that authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration.

(10) Fireworks. A person shall not enter upon any beach while in possession of any fireworks, sparklers or other incendiary devices or objects; nor shall any person cause any fireworks, sparklers or other incendiary devices to be ignited or exploded over, on or into any beach without first having obtained prior written permission from the city manager.

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Sec. 38-90. – Sleeping during nighttime prohibited. Modified

      (b) Prohibition. It shall be unlawful for any person to sleep at the following places between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. of the following day, referred to in this section as the “nighttime hours”:

(1) On any public beach or in any public park or any other public property within the corporate limits of the city.

(2) Between the waters of the Gulf of Mexico on the west and all the landward line of the beaches, sand dunes or permanent structures within the corporate limits of the city.

      (c) Penalty. Any person found guilty of violating this section shall, upon conviction, be penalized as provided for in section 1-15 of the City Code.

BEACHWEAR

Belleair Beach does not have a specific ordinance covering Beachwear so the Ordinance from Pinellas County applies.

Pinellas County Ordinance: Appendix 5: 10-44

Nude or any derivative thereof, shall mean to display or expose:

  1.  The human male or female genitals or pubic area with less than fully-opaque covering:
  2.   The portion of the human female breast directly or laterally below a point immediately above the top of the areola with less than a fully opaque covering. This definition shall include the entire lower portion of the human female breast, including the areola and nipple, but shall not include any portion of the cleavage of the human female breast exhibited by a dress, blouse, shirt, leotard, bathing suit, or other clothing, provided the areola is not exposed.
  3.   For purposes of this definition, body paint, body dye, a tattoo, latex or any similar substances shall not be considered an opaque covering.