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!

I wonder if they will copy the city Myrtle Beach and prevent the hotels and resorts from providing umbrellas to their guests. I sure Hope NOT! Check out this post below from their facebook page about the tent rule changes in NMB.

Post on City of NMB Page with additional comments

What do you think about the City of North Myrtle Beach Tent and Shading Device Rule?