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Old 06-07-2007, 07:08 PM
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Our townhome has deeded beach access. Yet when I go to our beach it's the same ol beach as any other location.

What does "deeded beach access" mean when you own a property? Does this mean it can't be developed without our community approval? Does it give me rights to start a bonfire there? Can I tell someone to get the heck off?

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Old 06-07-2007, 07:10 PM
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Deeded beach access!!! Does the ocean and the fish come with it?
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Old 06-07-2007, 07:55 PM
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Sounds like you have a right of way including the right to tarry (I think that's the term).

To find out exactly what your rights are you will need to look at the deed for the parcel you have rights to as well as the deed for the property you own. I would say that you are right about development unless the encumbrance has a time limit which I would expect to be rare with beach rights situations. Your town/city clerk or the country deeds registry office will be able to give you copies of these documents. Normally these folks are able to answer questions on the verbiage in these documents too.

..and that's what I think I know about that. Good luck!
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Old 06-07-2007, 07:56 PM
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Typically it only refers to the strip of land that is between the 2 properties adjacent to the access leading to the beach. If the beachfront is developed, there would be a legal record of easement that would prohibit development of the strip of land. Most of them, unless they have space for parking vehicles, aren't large enough to put a structure on anyway. It also has nothing to do with the beach itself - only the area from, let's say the road down to the mean high tide mark where everyones property line ends.
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Old 06-07-2007, 09:19 PM
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2nd that from coastalboater, its your or associations, private 'path' or access and it will be recorded with the town or city.. and is very important!! from seeing 1st hand what private homeowners can do... about 3/4 of the towns 'right of ways' for the public where i live are now gone... the public beaches now have no access other than by boat...and around here property owners own to the mean low water mark.... go figure.
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Old 06-07-2007, 09:33 PM
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The beach, to the mean high water line, is owned by the state of Florida. Even in Palm Beach, in front of the Breakers. However, ACCESSING the beach is the problem. As the two guys above say, it's the path to the beach that you have. The "beach" belongs to everyone. BTW, what would limericks be without "Nantucket?"
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Old 06-07-2007, 09:34 PM
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We are having a legal battle right now over our neighborhoods deeded beach. The Mass people who purchased property on both sides of the "ROW" claim that they own the strip in between the dwellings as well as the entire beach (only about 100 ft long).

My deed gives me access to the ROW which in turn allows me to get to the water. The problem comes up when people think they own to the low water mark, when it has always been assumed the high water mark is the line.

Pardon my rambling, but the deeded access is just that- access to the water. It may also include a cetain beach frontage as mine states.
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Old 06-08-2007, 12:50 AM
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That's odd, it sounds a lot like this site these days, don't know what'ca got?



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Old 06-08-2007, 03:56 AM
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it means you can sell your website to any ol coorporate conglomerate!!
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Old 06-08-2007, 02:29 PM
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This seems different as according to the tax records the company that constructed this development actually purchased the beach from the road to the shoreline. But, this is a beach connected to a public road with public parking spaces and a public walkway. It's like a 400 yd by 50 yd section of nice sandy beach.
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