New Ordinance Addresses Personal Property Left on Amelia Island Beaches

Finally, the beaches of Amelia Island will now be controlled by an ordinance that regulates unattended personal property found on our beaches… Ordinance No. 2016-06 Aims to Keep Shores Safe, and Clean for All.

Amelia Island, Florida – A new ordinance on Amelia Island has been implemented to keep the beaches and waterways of the barrier island clean of beach debris and safe for locals, visitors and wildlife. Visitors to the island will find instructing new ordinance in place mandating that any personal property left or abandoned on the beach will be removed and destroyed. The goal is to ensure safety of all beach-goers, including sea turtles that return to nest among the island’s dunes each summer.

“Amelia Island has earned a long list of awards and recognitions from Conde Nast Traveler, Southern Living, TripAdvisor and others, due in large part to the quality of the visitor experience here – and particularly our beautiful beaches and waterways,” said Gil Langley, President and CEO of the Amelia Island CVB. “This new ordinance serves to protect some of our most valuable assets that residents and visitors cherish and that our local wildlife depends on.”

Effective June 1, personal items left unattended on Amelia Island’s beaches later than 8 p.m. will be removed. This ordinance comes just as sea turtle season begins along Florida’s eastern coast.

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