Some property owners in north Clearwater Beach say they have a legal right to block off stretches of sand for private use.JIM DAMASKE | Times (2013)

Private beach spat hot topic for Clearwater City Council

CLEARWATER — A long-running fight that erupted after some north Clearwater Beach residents roped off sections of the sand and declared them private has gained the attention of a wary City Hall. Until now, city officials had treated the dispute as a private spat among residents. But tonight, the council will decide  …