Newport Beach Officials Getting Rid of Fire Pits?

According to this article, Newport Beach officials are considering getting rid of 66 or so fire pits along the coast from the Balboa pier to Big Carona.

I just so happen to LOVE the fire pits.

I don’t know that I’ve used the ones in Newport as often as the ones around Huntington Beach, but my memories of them stretch back to high school, where we would all gather around and, uh, innocently have a good time.

Really, we weren’t all that bad.

But the rings have always been magnets for partygoers, as there is something sort of hypnotizing about a huge flaming pile of wood blazing at sunset and beyond.

Now we use the fire pits as a family.  My son loves nothing more than to hang out, play in the sand, have a picnic, and help his dad build the fire.

I hope that Newport doesn’t ban the use of the rings, but instead beefs up enforcement. 

And let’s hope that Huntington Beach doesn’t get any bright ideas from Newport, either.

1 Comment so far

  1. krisfoolery (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2009 @ 12:42 pm

    So what can be done? I don’t have to worry about the hassles they have to endure, but should they be tougher on people who ruin it for everyone, charge more money for parking? Pay for more enforcement? It is easy to say don’t close the fire pits along the beach, which I am willing to fight to keep, but what are some answers of what can we do to eliminate the hassles that other bring by leaving stuff behind drinking or disrespecting the Bonfire Laws?

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