Smoking on the Beach is OK



Council voted a second and final time to repeal its beach smoking ban. While littering the beach with cigarette butts remains illegal, lighting up on the beach is once again within the law.

Council repealed the law when a Sarasota County judge ruled that a similar ban – the one Gulfport used as a model for its own smoking ban – violated state law.  

Playgrounds and sports fields will once again have designated smoking areas in view of the fields and playgrounds.