Hollywood Beach Rules for Tents

Hollywood Beach Rules for Tents
Hollywood Beach, Florida, is known for its long stretch of boardwalk, declared one of America's top 10 nostalgic promenades by "USA Today" in 2005. The area has miles of powdery white beach; Hollywood Beach is designated as a Blue Wave Clean Beach by the Clean Beaches Council. When you head out for some rest and relaxation at Hollywood Beach, take care to follow the rules, including those for tents and temporary structures.

Sun Shelters

During the day, sun shelters, easy-up tents and large umbrellas are allowed. No overnight shelters are permitted, and there are beach patrols that check if sun shelters are being used for overnight camping, which is not permitted. Sun shelters are lightweight, three-sided tents designed to give you shady protection from the sun's rays.

Special Events

According to the Hollywood Beach website, you may use tents and larger easy-up shelters if you are part of an organized or permitted event. Permit applications are available at the Hollywood municipal offices or through the city website. Applications are submitted through the City Clerk's office.

City of Hollywood
Office of the City Clerk
2600 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL 33020-4807

Locations and Use

You may set up temporary sun shelters, tents and easy-ups along the beach during the day hours on Hollywood Beach. Other rules to be aware of: no glass containers allowed on the beach at any time, no pets and no alcoholic beverages.

Pet owners, residents and nonresidents, may use the Dog Beach at Hollywood, located between Pershing and Custer streets, for a small fee. There are limited hours when dogs are allowed. Check the Dog Beach of Hollywood website, dboh.org, for current schedules.

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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