Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:44 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:19 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:10 am
Posts: 731
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Who has rights to the beaches, especially all the way up against the dune, in Florida? I may have a chance at living in a condo along the ocean in Melbourne Beach this summer for my internship and am curious what the rules would be for pulling my Hobie all the way up to the edge of the dune for storage.

We've left boats on the beach overnight without problems but I would be worried that the city may not like that for 3 months or so.

I would assume the city or state owns all of the beach/dunes but maybe they won't mind the boat being there as long as it is quiet and doesn't impede sea turtle hatching? Any ideas guys?

Here it is:
Image

_________________
Zach


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:24 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:05 pm
Posts: 93
Location: New Hampshire
Don't know the answer, but here's the phone number for someone who does:

MELBOURNE BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE HOURS
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Non-Emergency: 321-773-7212

Call and ask.

Best of luck,

Jim Clark-Dawe


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:55 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:53 pm
Posts: 34
Location: East Coast, FL
This issue has been ongoing in the courts for years. Some say the property owners line is the "high water line"; (what is wet). Others say if the beach erodes then your property is no longer there. Check the local Brevard county municode for verification or call the county. As for the dunes, most of them are protected year round, either because of the vegetation or sea turtle nesting season which runs from May til October. Again check with Brevard County under their codes and ordinances.

_________________
Paul

Image
'87 Hobie 18 Magnum


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:00 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:10 am
Posts: 731
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Thank you Paul and Jim. I'll give them a call sometime when I get a chance. My fingers are crossed that I get this condo for my internship. It would be awesome to be right there on the beach with my boat right there on the ocean already!

_________________
Zach


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:02 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Admiral

Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:15 am
Posts: 216
Location: Indialantic, FL
Hi Zach!

The lot to the south also looks appealing. Might be another option if the ledge isn't too high.

Mark

_________________
1989 Hobie 18 Worlds boat
2007 Hobie Tiger


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:37 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:10 am
Posts: 731
Location: Indianapolis, IN
poolemarkw wrote:
Hi Zach!

The lot to the south also looks appealing. Might be another option if the ledge isn't too high.

Mark

Hi Mark!

I was thinking the same thing about that lot next door. I'm not sure how old that satellite image is but if that lot is still open and easy to access I'll have to invite all of the cat sailors in the area over for some ocean sailing and a barbeque.

Fingers crossed that I actually get this condo!

_________________
Zach


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group