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Everything You Need to Host a Beach Bonfire

Everything You Need to Host a Beach Bonfire

When we think of what we need to host a beach bonfire, it’s usually things like refreshments, music, and good company. These are all important to making your beach bonfire enjoyable, but actually there are some red tape aspects that you might not know about if you’ve never hosted a beach bonfire. Fortunately, with the help of a beach bonfire rental company, some of the more tedious aspects of planning your beach bonfire are taken out of your hands.

Here’s what you really need for a beach bonfire.

A Permit

All beach bonfires require permits through the local fire department. Permits usually cost about $50. In order to obtain them, you need to be at least 18 years of age and present at the beach throughout the entire bonfire. You also have to comply to restrictions during turtle season by staying at least 200 feet away from any turtle nest. Fortunately, it’s easy to get a permit and host a bonfire in the 30A area. For instance, in South Walton, 3,000 bonfire permits were granted just last year. And at The Rental Shop 30A, all of our beach bonfire packages include a legal permit from the county, so this aspect is already taken care of.

An Approved Bonfire Container

This is one of the requirements to being granted a permit for your beach bonfire in the 30A area. Bonfire containers should be approved by the local fire department. While that varies from fire department to fire department, the standard tends to be galvanized metal tubs, fire pits or burn barrels that are, at largest, four feet across. There should also be a three feet clearance at all times from combustible materials. Again, when you rent a beach bonfire, you often don’t have to worry about this. You can just assume that your beach bonfire rental has been approved.

Beach Access

Bonfires are allowed on just about every beach along 30A, day or night, 365 days a year. However, most beaches have limited access in order to avoid overcrowding. So you may want to do your research as to the specific limit for beach bonfires on a particular beach before telling your friends where to meet. Here again, the beach bonfire rental company may be able to help.

Fire Extinguisher

Beach bonfires tend to be relatively safe, especially if you follow the guidelines, but in case of emergency, it helps to have some kind of device with which to put out the fire. This might not be a literal fire extinguisher. A five-gallon bucket of water or pressurized water source will do the trick.

Refreshments, Music, and Good Company

Of course any time you deal with fire, there are safety precautions to take. The red tape of hosting a beach bonfire might seem tedious; but remember at the end of the day that this is a party, or at least an opportunity to spend time with loved ones. That’s why most of our beach bonfire rental packages include smores and roasting sticks. Packages 4 and 5 also include coolers, a table with linen, and bluetooth music speakers to ensure a good time.

Interested in a beach bonfire rental of your own? Call The Rental Shop 30A at (850) 260-0001.