Commissioners' Court votes unanimously to ban entering the water at San Luis Pass
Commissioners’ Court votes unanimously to ban entering the water at San Luis Pass
On August 8, 2017, Brazoria County Commissioners’ Court voted unanimously to prohibit entering the water from the beach along San Luis Pass. All water activities to include; bathing, swimming and wade fishing are banned in this area.
Signs will be posted in the area to warn beachgoers, not to enter the water and a fine of up to $500 will be issued for the Class C misdemeanor offense. Brazoria County Sheriff Deputies and Constables will be monitoring the beach area along the San Luis Pass to make sure the order is enforced.
The order will go into effect on August 20, 2017 and signs will be posted at that time. They will be posted along the restricted area warning beachgoers to stay out of the water. The signs will read in English and in Spanish “DO NOT ENTER WATER! VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED PUNISHMENT UP TO $500 FINE.
San Luis Pass is notorious for the dangerous under currents that have claimed the life of many who have ignored the caution signs posted in the area. Most recently, on Monday, August 7, 2017 two visitors vacationing in the Treasure Island subdivision lost their lives to the strong current, one while swimming and the other while trying to rescue the swimmer. “This is a public safety issue. Signs have been posted warning people of the dangers and they have continued to be ignored. Now we have been put in a position that a ban is needed to keep people from entering the water from the beach,” stated County Judge Matt Sebesta. “If lives are saved by implementing this ban, then we have made the right decision.”