What is required for lighting on the beach?

Please see below for the lighting requirements:

  • The point source of light or any reflective surface of the light fixture shall not be directly visible from the beach
  • The light shall not directly or indirectly illuminate any portion of the beach or dune system seaward of the crest of the primary dune
  • The light shall not cumulatively illuminate any portion of the beach or dune system seaward of the crest of the primary dune
  • Light sources that do not meet the specified standards and are visible from the beach shall be turned off from sunset each night until sunrise each morning during the period from May 1st to October 31st of each year, or until all sea turtle nests are no longer present on the beach, whichever is later.

For more information click the city ordinance on Sea Turtles. If you have any questions please reach out to the Planning & Zoning Department: 727-391-9951.

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