Flogging is legal in Florida, and some beach areas have become a magnet for tourists.
In some areas, the ban has been lifted.
In others, the punishment has not been loosened, as in some areas.
A flogging was reported at Point Pleasant Beach, just south of Orlando, on Saturday, and the beach is closed to the public.
The Florida Department of Health said the flogging occurred in a public area, and it was being investigated by local authorities.
It said it was not immediately clear what prompted the flog.
It said there were no injuries.
Flogging is a punishment inflicted on people who have been convicted of a crime or have been adjudicated delinquent by a court.
It’s usually used in cases where a person has been sentenced to prison or is in prison on parole, said Laura Wurfel, an attorney for the Florida Civil Liberties Union, which has filed a lawsuit challenging the ban.
The ACLU has also sued the state over flogging in the past.
A federal judge last year struck down the ban, saying the punishment was too severe.
The ban has also been challenged in federal court in Florida.
A Florida judge in February ordered the state to loosen the ban and allow people to flog people who were arrested for minor misdemeanors.