Not too sure of that "1-mile off shore" rule, since I was told that from the water to the high tide mark belongs to the State, Surfside has no jurisdiction there. I'll smoke on the beach.....screw em.I also asked him about smoking on the Surfside Pier. He told me smoking was not allowed in the tackle shop or Restaurant, but (get this) We allow smoking on the pier. The last I read the smoking ban in Surfside extends off shore 1 mile. So yes they allow it, but if someone complains and calls the police and has a witness, I would say you were busted. Not worth the risk to me, I will go somewhere where I can enjoy myself.
Also: Due to the existing licenses, NO alcohol is allowed to be brought onto the pier, but can be purchased at Pier Outfitters.
I don't think you will see me at the Surfside Pier