Myrtle Beach City Council approves tent ban from Memorial Day to Labor Day

Myrtle Beach City Council approves tent ban from Memorial Day to Labor Day (Image 1)
Myrtle Beach City Council approves tent ban from Memorial Day to Labor Day (Image 1)

Myrtle Beach City Council passed second reading of an ordinance to ban beach tents from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Umbrellas 7 1/2 feet in diameter are permitted between Memorial Day and Labor day.

Mayor John Rhodes says the reason for the ban is beach tents take up too much space and have become a safety hazard.

However, beach goers say that tents provide a lot of benefits to visitors.

The tent ban brings upwards of a $500 fine and or 30 days in jail.

A Prostitution charge comes with a $200 fine and for a first offense DUI it costs $400.

Myrtle Beach City Spokesperson, Mark Kruea says life guards and law enforcement would warn violators first before any action is taken.

He also says city officials would work to educate visitors before they arrive in town.

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