State Attorney discusses beach boundaries in Walton County

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WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Beaches in Walton County will have boundaries.

The Florida Legislature passed a law prohibiting governmental entities from adopting or keeping an ordinance that determines customary use of a beach, unless ruled by a judge otherwise.

This means that Walton County can't allow public access to parts of the beach that are considered to be privately owned.

In reaction to this new law, State Attorney Bill Eddins' office released a statement Thursday clarifying that any person trespassing on private property above the high water line may be arrested and face prosecution.