Holmes Beach, Florida -- Holmes Beach has voted unanimously to ban alcohol on the beach.
Manatee County and its city beaches all have the same rule: no alcohol on the beach. But Holmes Beach left out an important word that created a loophole that has tied officers hands for decades.
Previously, Holmes Beach's city ordinance only banned the consumption of alcohol. You could still put a 6-pack beer, or bottle of wine, in your cooler and head to the beach.