The Gold Coast is famed for its long sandy beaches, but if its city council would push through with the idea of opening up the sand for business, it could soon become known as well for beach bars where selling alcohol would be allowed, says a report by Emily Crane for Daily Mail Australia.
Alcohol sales, food deliveries, umbrella hire
The idea stems from an internal report to be presented to a council meeting by Gold Coast Council officers discussing the feasibility of business on the beaches to help boost tourism. Aside from alcohol, the council is also considering taking businesses like pre-purchased food delivery and umbrella hire to the sand.
Despite Australia being known for its drinking culture, alcohol sales on its beaches are not common since there are strict licensing laws in place, plus the fact that drinking alcohol in public places is generally not allowed.
While the other businesses sound great, there is something inherently risky about selling alcohol right there on the beach, where people can down a drink or two then hit the waters in a minute or so. Alcohol has already caused far too many accidents, and encouraging people to go swimming while inebriated is simply not a very good idea.
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