Updated December 3, 2022. Bonfires and the beach just seem to go together. Read more to find out how to have an unforgettable experience as the sun goes down on one of your favorite Florida beaches.
Are beach bonfires allowed in Florida?
Florida beach bonfires are a popular activity. There are many beaches that allow bonfires. It is a great way to spend time with friends, family, and loved ones. Florida beach bonfires are easy to organize on quite a few beaches, with a little planning. It is important to follow safety precautions, protect the wildlife (sea turtle nests), and understand Florida laws. Some beaches may have modified their rules after the 2022 hurricane season, so check with the beach authority before planning your bonfire on the beach.
Where to Have A Bonfire on the Beach
You may be thinking...isn't Florida hot enough? But what's better than a bonfire, some close friends and a sunset? Maybe add in a glass of wine or some spirits? There are quite a few beaches that allow bonfires in Florida. Some require permits, others require reservations. You can choose an Atlantic ocean beach, a Gulf coast beach or one in the Florida Panhandle along State Road 30A. Let’s explore where you can go to enjoy this timeless experience on the Florida coast.
Bonfire Packages Make It Easy
There are companies that will provide a complete bonfire experience with a package. So easy! They provide the beach permit, wood, fire pit setup and cleanup, S’mores and roasting sticks, plus other snacks. They may also bring blankets and pillows, beach chairs, and music. A fire pit attendant will make sure the entire experience is taken care of from start to finish. South Walton beaches in the Florida Panhandle have a variety of companies that provide beach bonfire packages along Highway 30A. This can be a great group, beach wedding or corporate event experience. Before your bonfire, you can enjoy the ocean or look for shells on the beach together.
DIY Bonfire on the Beach
Florida beach bonfires are a great way to spend time on the beach in an unforgettable way. The following beaches allow bonfires on the beach but there may be restrictions such as time of year, locations, equipment etc. Always check the county website before taking action! Here's a list of counties in Florida with bonfires:
Make sure that you have all the necessary ingredients for a safe and successful bonfire:
All of the Florida county beaches are very strict about clean-up. They will check for violations and ask for more cleanup if necessary. They can even prevent violators from being allowed to have another bonfire in the future. So take care to have your bonfire in the safest and cleanest manner on the beach you love. Everyone will have a great time that makes memories forever.
Staying Cozy by the Beach
During the winter in Florida, it can get chilly, especially in Destin, Orlando and Tampa. We purchased a quilt from Jane Street Quilts and really loved it. It's nice to have a blanket or quilt handy, even in Florida. If you want something really special, you can choose a handmade, one-of-a-kind creation. If you don't want to use it on the sand it can warm up any bedroom.This beach colored quilt is available at Jane Street Quilts in limited quantities. They ship to the USA and Canada. Ask for USD pricing and mention Truck That Beach.
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