PANAMA CITY FL - Portion of sandy beach to be closed overnight through July
Posted by: Staff
Date: Jun 11 2022 8:06 AM
PANAMA CITY FL: The PCB City Council passed an emergency beach closure ordinance Thursday night, that will close a portion of the sandy beach on the east end where large crowds continue to gather at night.
Ordinance 1587-E temporarily closes about 1/4-mile of beach between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. through July 31 in the area from west of Boardwalk Beach Resort to west of Long Beach Resort. Boardwalk is not included, as the hotel has its own private security. The ordinance took effect Thursday, June 9.
The area has been a continuing trouble spot, where large crowds of young people gather at night. The crowds of 300-400 people are often loud and unruly, and this is the site of a recent shooting. The ordinance is similar to one passed in the spring related to this same area.