Super-Rich on California Beachfront Lose Campaign to Stop Coastal Access by Public

A pristine stretch of California coast is controlled by a super-rich set with showpiece cars and 100-acre-minimum estates. While aggressively stopping any outsider that get close to long stretch of pristine coves and beaches, the “ranch” owners have managed to also engineer a tax break. But all that looks about to change.

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Private Beaches

A federal judge in Florida refused to block a county ordinance closing local beaches in a suit brought by beachfront property owners, including former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.  In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the court ruled, “it seems highly likely … that the county has the authority to take the measures that it has in order to address the emergency.”

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