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Who owns the rental chairs and umbrellas on Destin's beach?

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Who owns the rental chairs and umbrellas on Destin's beach?

I am staying in a condo just east of the Whale's Tail restaurant and unless I get to the beach at 6:30 am, the rental guys take every inch of beach front with their chairs and umbrellas for a quarter mile. I'm 63 and can't walk that far. I think that stinks and want to know who owns/runs this operation on Destin's public beaches.

kentucky
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1. Re: Who owns the rental chairs and umbrellas on Destin's beach?

OK, from my balcony I just counted 107 rental umbrellas in a row. That's ridiculous! Also, we rented one the other day and for 2 chairs and one umbrella it cost us $40! Highway robbery.....................

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2. Re: Who owns the rental chairs and umbrellas on Destin's beach?

That part of the beach is owned by Seascape - it is up to them to allow the chair guys on the property - they get a portion of the rental proceeds. Destin has no control over this - in fact area is in Miramar Beach/

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3. Re: Who owns the rental chairs and umbrellas on Destin's beach?

There is a special rule that applies for those setting up beach chairs to rent. I beleive it has something to do with a 10 foot distance from the point of high tide to where the chair rows can start.

We typicaly put our chairs right at the high tide point with no compaints but sometimes a dirty look

kentucky
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4. Re: Who owns the rental chairs and umbrellas on Destin's beach?

Guess that's what we'll do. Found some chairs in our unit but no umbrella. With 3 grandchildren, they want to be right at the water's edge...... I find it hard to believe the Seascape owns the beach all the way to the Whale's Tail... that's a lot of beach. Where's the public beach?

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5. Re: Who owns the rental chairs and umbrellas on Destin's beach?

Each area, each condo area for the most part picks whom they want to set up the services or they send out bids...have a few good friends that got some good contracts along 30a AND YES they do very well financially during the season...

Supply and demand is how they get those prices.....

I don't care if they set em up, I will carry my chair ,cooler and park it in front of them

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6. Re: Who owns the rental chairs and umbrellas on Destin's beach?

We rent the set-ups and will request one right by the water and they always accomodate us.

kentucky
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7. Re: Who owns the rental chairs and umbrellas on Destin's beach?

Good for you!!!!

Destin, FL
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8. Re: Who owns the rental chairs and umbrellas on Destin's beach?

Many properties offer Complimentary Beach Service, so you have chairs waiting for you and you don't have to haul your own down....

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9. Re: Who owns the rental chairs and umbrellas on Destin's beach?

WE are renting a house that has beach service provided. Essentially we are getting 2 chairs and one unbrella for 17 people. Huh? That just isn't gong to cut it.

We are all ready paying almost $10,000 for the house. For each adult to have a chair for the week it will cost us another $840? That is just crazy.

So, if we just set up closer to the water we should be ok? Does that include popping up a Cabana or will that be pushing it?

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10. Re: Who owns the rental chairs and umbrellas on Destin's beach?

no offense, maybe you were unaware but did you check into the amount of beach chairs that the rental home was going to provide?

Most rental(s) of the condos do normally give you 2 as well.

Is the house you are renting on the gulf ?

To me there is nothing wrong with setting up beach chairs close to the water line ( i may be incorrect but i think its 20 feet - so its open season to set up camp in front of already set up beach service rental chairs.)

the cabana thing - I personally wouldnt go that far -