Recreational Fire on the Beach Application

The locations listed on this form have been approved by the Brevard County Fire Marshal. No fires are permitted between Pineda Causeway to the Eau Gallie Causeway.

North Cocoa Beach

  • Hayes Ave
  • Garfield Ave
  • Arthur Ave
  • Taft Ave
  • Wilson Ave
  • Harding Ave

Pineda Cswy to Eau Gallie Cswy

No Fires

South Cocoa Beach

  • S. 16th St
  • Crescent Beach Dr
  • E. Sunny Lane (No Parking Available)
  • S. 26th St (No Parking Available)
  • S. 27th St (No Parking Available)
  • S. 28th St (No Parking Available)
  • S 35th St (No Parking Available)

South Melbourne Beach

  • Spessard Holland South Beach Park North
  • Spessard Holland South Beach Park
 Applications may be submitted a maximum of 5 days before event day. Due to the limited accuracy of wind forecasts approval or denial of the application may not come until the day of the event.

Fire Prevention: (321) 637-5660

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Event Information

Applicant Information


Please read and understand.

Location: Within the beachside boundaries east of the Coastal Set Back Line in the unincorporated areas of Brevard County. Fires are not permitted at any beach at a park.

Registration / application may be submitted a maximum of 5 days before event day – so response will be within those 5 days, you can’t predict the weather so it could be including the day of the event.

The applicant must have possession of the approved fire on the beach application at all times during the recreational fire.

Hours of Operation: All recreational fires shall be fully extinguished; no burning, smoldering, smoking, and hot embers or debris shall remain after 11:00PM the night of the event. The extinguished and cool to the touch material, shall be placed in a trash receptacle, returning the beach to a natural condition.

Conditions: All recreational fires shall be administered and constantly attended by a competent person over 18 years of age. Recreational fires shall be built no further than one hundred (100) feet from a stub-end street or dune crossover and shall be at least twenty-five (25) feet from a structure or combustible material. A garden hose or other means of extinguishment (bucket for water, rake and shovel) shall be readily available for use. You are requested that the local fire station be advised of the location and time of each event.

The fire shall be located in and surrounded by beach sand only. Any dimensions greater than the 3 ft. by 2 ft. above shall be considered a bon fire that is prohibited.

Pallets, yard waste, pressure treated wood, and other combustible materials aside from fire wood are strictly prohibited.

No fire may be kindled on the beach where the winds in any onshore direction exceeding 15 miles per hour or when Forestry’s KBDI (drought index) scale exceeds 500 points.

The Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) has the authority to prohibit any or all open fires when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous. Additionally, where either State and/or Local executives declare special requirements or regulations regarding the use of any form of fire, no fires shall be kindled.

Discontinuance: The AHJ or designee shall be authorized to require any fire to be immediately discontinued if the fire is determined to constitute a hazardous condition

Kindling a fire on the beach areas constitutes an agreement that you will abide with these requirements. Failure to comply can result in legal action. In addition, any regulation of other enforcing agencies regarding open burning shall be met.

Check with other regulatory agencies including Brevard County Natural Resources, and Parks & Recreation to ensure their requirements are being met. No fires shall be kindled from March 1 through October 31, turtle season, of each year.