ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. – The St. Pete Beach City Commission voted Tuesday to allow alcohol on the sand at beachfront hotels.

Commissioners unanimously approved the beachfront alcohol ordinance during its meeting on Tuesday night.

The new rule still bars residents and beach-goers from drinking alcohol anywhere on the beach.

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The proposed ordinance allows “for the consumption of alcohol on the sand beach in conjunction to a transient lodging facility."

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