Looks like Gulf Shores will not be the spring break party destination for 2016. Effective immediately the city has banned alcohol on their public beaches.

According to Nola.com, Gulf Shores City Council unanimously adopted an ordinance to prohibit the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages along the entire Gulf beaches within city limits. The ban is in effect through April 17.

After a decision that was made on March 18, 2016, spring breakers in Gulf Shores who are looking to "party hard" and ignore the new city ordinance can face a $500 fine or up to 6 months in jail.

Because of the increase in students during spring break in the past years, the city is taking a stand to reiterate the fact that Gulf Shores is a family-friendly destination, fun for all ages. The city leaders feel that they have a responsibility to keep the city safe, especially when it comes to it's citizens and visitors alike.