Spring Breakers looking to party hard in Gulf Shores may want to find a new destination as the City Council has banned drinking at public beaches.

According to WALA-TV, the decision was made late last week (March 18) during a special session and officials placed a ban on beach drinking that was made effective immediately.

no alcohol should be consumed between the dunes and waterline.

The ban is effective until April 17, 2016 and is in place in an effort to keep a safe environment in Gulf Shores during Spring Break, where the city has seen an increase in students in recent years.

Anyone in violation faces a $500 fine or up to six months in jail.

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