Ban drinking on the beach?
Public urination, public nudity, and “low class, drunk, obnoxious morons all over the place coming and going to the beach,”
There have been several posts in the Facebook Cocoa Beach Community page Wake Up Cocoa Beach! regarding various incidents that happened in the city involving drunken individuals…
On resident wrote:
…There was an unfortunate situation with a young woman in a thong that was very intoxicated. There was a point where she went down in the sand and displayed herself in a bad way – we saw families with young kids witnessing this. We had friends in town and were quite embarrassed – this is where we need some oversight on the beach. I would have been totally freaked out had my son when he was younger witnessed this. Thankfully there were a group of friends (I think) that guided her to a towel on the beach to sleep it off.
Another resident told the group what she witnessed the evening of Mother’s Day, Sunday May 14th:
…we decided to have an after dinner stroll in town. Unfortunately, it was spoiled because of the low class, drunk, obnoxious morons all over the place coming and going to the beach. All the work and effort that went into renovating the town so beautifully is going to be for naught if these people are allowed to run rampant and ruin it all. The kind of people we want here are going to stay away in droves unless something is done. Just Disgusted.
One solution presented was: Ban drinking on the beach.
According to http://www.cityofcocoabeach.com the only rule regarding alcohol is the one banning glass:
- Glass – on the beach – Cocoa Beach is one of the few that allows alcohol on the beach, glass bottles are against the law.
One Cocoa Beach resident created a poll asking which option CB residents prefer, I Love Cocoa Beach created a poll with the same options, submit your answer below:
The City has been trying to avoid banning the consumption of alcohol for many years. If the incidents continue to occur, the ban may sadly have to be considered. We want to know what the citizens of Cocoa Beach think about banning drinking on the beach. Comment your opinions below!