“Sun, sand, and surf”

used to be synonymous with life in the Sunshine State for tourists and residents alike. These days, it would be more accurate to say,

“Sun, some sand, and surf.”

In Walton County, an ugly convergence of inconsiderate tourists, a handful of fed-up and deep-pocketed beachfront homeowners, and “dirty politics” have created a tense scenario that could soon ripple across our state and all of coastal America.