Golf Cart and Pool Rules, Safety and More

The golf cart is the preferred method of travel around the Village, and the carts are legal on Wakulla County streets. Shell Point is a golf cart community and maintains a speed limit of 15 miles per hour on all streets.

Golf Cart Rules and Safety

According to the Florida Supreme Court, golf cart owners are liable for any damages and/or injuries caused by the negligent operation of these vehicles. As such, please note that Florida Statute 316.212 states:

  • A golf cart may not be operated on public roads or streets by any person under the age of 14.
  • A golf cart may be operated only during the hours between sunrise and sunset, unless the responsible governmental entity has determined that a golf cart may be operated during the hours between sunset and sunrise and the golf cart is equipped with headlights, brake lights, turn signals, and a windshield.
  • A golf cart must be equipped with efficient brakes, reliable steering apparatus, safe tires, rearview mirror, and red reflectorized warning devices in both the front and rear.

Violation of these statutes and the speed limit is punishable by law.

Pool Rules and Hours

The Village pool is open to homeowners, residents and their guests. Please follow the rules as posted at the pool and linked here. Be sure to have your pool badge and key with you for entrance and exit from the fenced-in recreation area. Keep the gate closed and locked as entrance to the pool area is for residents and their guests. No pets are allowed within the fenced-in recreation area. Be sure your guests are aware of the pool and safety rules that are posted at the pool. The pool closes one-half hour before dusk, seven days a week.

Vandalism is a possibility within the Village, so be sure to lock your car and your home's doors. Join Next Door Apalachee Bay for neighborhood alerts and information. Email the if you need an invitation to join.