Beaches Where You Can Drink Alcohol (Legally)
In the spirit of the holidays, bestinbeach thought it would be fun to write about some of the best beaches in the U.S. where it’s legal to imbibe in an adult beverage or two. Perhaps it’s just wishful thinking on our part, since we’ll be spending our holidays in cold Chicago.
Best US Beaches Where Alcohol Consumption is Legal
Carmel Beach in Carmel, CA
Kehoe Beach in Inverness, CA
Paradise Cove in Malibu, CA
Cocoa Beach in Cocoa Beach, FL
Haulover Beach in Miami, FL
Panama City Beach in Panama City, FL
Playalinda Beach in Canaveral National Seashore, FL
Sunset Beach on Treasure Island, FL
Cumberland Island in GA
Tybee Island in GA
Assateague Island on MD side only (Assateague Island is located in both MD and VA)
Cape Cod National Seashore in MA
Gunnison Beach in Middleton, NJ
Fire Island in NY
Outer Banks in NC
Cannon Beach in Cannon Beach, OR
Seaside Beach in Seaside, OR
East Beach on Galveston Island, TX
South Padre Island in TX
Many people aren’t even aware that more beaches than not ban alcoholic beverages because the law is rarely enforced. As a safety concern the law against drinking on beaches is understandable. In fact, there are a lot of weird beach laws that make much less sense.
Weird Beach Laws From Global Travels Blog
Fort Lauderdale, FL – You can’t take trash out of a trashcan without a permit.
Ocean City, MD – If you’re at a beach that happens to be near a main shopping and entertainment district, you need to have acceptable clothing. Also, men need to be wearing shirts on the Boardwalk.
Ocean City, MD – No profanity allowed.
The Caribbean – Similar to Ocean City, many islands frown on, or even punish, those who walk around town wearing swim trunks or beach gear.
Myrtle Beach, SC – No thong bathing suits.
Virginia Beach, VA – It’s illegal to ride on the handlebars of a bicycle.
Israel – It’s against the law to take a bear to the beach.
Los Angeles County – If you want to throw a Frisbee at the beach, you must ask a lifeguard for permission.
Fenwick Island, DE – It’s illegal to lie down on a beach at night.
To many joyful beach experiences!
— Lisa Dworkin