Public Beach Law and Legal Definition

Public beach means a space along the coast which has been declared to be a public beach by responsible authorities. It includes the space between the low water mark and the high water mark, and also the surrounding waters.

The following is a state law that provides a statutory framework regarding public beach:

Public beach means any beach area, whether publicly or privately owned, extending inland from the line of mean low tide to the line of vegetation bordering on the Gulf of Mexico to which the public has acquired the right of use or easement to or over the area by prescription, dedication, presumption, or has retained a right by virtue of continuous right in the public since time immemorial, as recognized in law and custom. [Tex. Nat. Res. Code § 61.001].