Gulf Shores Bans Alcohol On Beach Effective Immediately And You Only Have Yourselves To Blame

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Gulf Shores, Alabama, has banned alcohol on its beaches for the remainder of spring break, meaning effective immediately.

From AL.com:

During a special meeting on Friday, the council unanimously adopted an ordinance to prohibit the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages along the entire Gulf beaches within city limits. The ban is in effect through April 17.

Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft spoke previously about such a ban, saying excessive alcohol consumption was becoming a problem.

“The city has a responsibility to protect the health, safety and welfare of our residents and visitors and an obligation to protect the reputation of the city as a family-friendly destination,” said Craft. “In order to keep spring break in Gulf Shores a safe environment, it is time we take action.”

Panama City Beach, Florida, made national headlines last year by announcing a similar ban for spring break 2016. The news was ill-received by all of you horny, alcoholic, barbaric college students planning to destroy the PCB beaches this year.

And now, the second most popular American spring break beach destination is following suit. There’s only so much beach sex, jail cell space, bloody brawls, and scattered beer cans a town can endure before they have to pull the plug. Eventually it’s simply time to keep the riffraff out of the beach community.

For a list of schools either starting their spring breaks now or have yet to begin theirs, and could potentially be screwed by this sudden change, click here.

[via AL.com]

  1. Sand_Hill_Alum

    so what’s the new hotspot going to be next year now? Orange Beach, Pensacola, South Padre Island?

    8 years ago at 9:34 pm
    1. Shithappens

      I have been extremely drunk all break in South Padre. In fact I am drunk as fuck right now, thank God spell check…

      8 years ago at 9:42 pm
  2. ThomasMuthafuckinJefferson

    How are they going to stay in the black as a town & micro-economy if the town leaders essentially ban the weeklong black Friday?

    8 years ago at 9:38 pm
      1. AbrahamDrinkoln

        I’m not sure where you’re going with this one, but I can only assume it has to do with the “black” in black Friday.

        8 years ago at 10:14 pm
      1. Sultan Of Swat

        Hey Abraham, being in the black means you’re making money. Being in the red means you’re losing money. Go to class you jabroni.

        8 years ago at 12:36 am
  3. AbrahamDrinkoln

    Quite frankly, I’m not sure whether they should be ashamed or proud of such a feat. Consumption that excessive should be clearly be applauded, except for the obvious downside.

    8 years ago at 9:44 pm
  4. Fratty_Roosevelt

    I think they should admire the fact we are willing to destroy our livers to pump profits into the local community.

    8 years ago at 9:48 pm
  5. Breezyboy

    That town can make some serious money off spring break but instead they turn it away

    8 years ago at 10:06 pm
  6. EQK

    Now I guess have to get drunk at Mud Bugs again with all the meth addicts and violent offenders.

    8 years ago at 10:14 pm