Tent Ban in North Myrtle Beach

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If you are coming to the beach from May 15th to September 15th, don’t worry about packing the big pop-up tents and canopies. The City of North Myrtle Beach just passed a ban on these devices during the summer months and shoulder season for what they claim is safety reasons. I can see where it could be a problem, but it seems a better solution that requires a 10 foot space between each tent would have been better.


You can still have an umbrella up to 9 feet in diameter. It may look like Umbrella City out there on the beaches of the Grand Strand this SUMMER!

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Festivals in North Myrtle Beach

You would be forgiven for thinking that North Myrtle Beach was the festival capital of the world.

Between March and September there are three major festivals held here: Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival in March, Mayfest on Main in May and the Irish Italian International Festival in September. Plenty of food, drink, music and street entertainment is on offer at each of them, of course, and you’ll have the chance to buy locally produced arts and crafts too.

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