Can we have a bonfire on the beach?

Fires are allowed on the beach, but not within 100 feet of any structure, including walkovers. Fires must be attended and fully extinguished, remnants removed, and the hole filled before leaving the fire.

Check with the Fire Department or State Forestry for burn bans before burning.

From Gulf County Ordinance 2015-07:

Heated objects are to be disposed of properly. It shall be unlawful for any person to have open fires within 100 feet to any structure (boardwalks included) on Gulf County Beaches with the exception of designated areas that may be posted as permitted by Gulf County under the supervision and prior authority of the County Administrator. All materials brought to the beach shall be removed from the beach by the owners or users that same day and upon extinguishing open fire. Open fires shall be controlled, supervised and attended for their entire duration. All open fires on Gulf County Beaches shall strictly prohibit materials to burn other than natural wood materials (pallets; wood with screws, nails or any metals and all pressure treated woods are all strictly prohibited from burning on Gulf County Beaches). The County Administration and Board reserve the right to prohibit open fires on Gulf County Beaches for designated days due to unfavorable weather conditions and public safety concerns.