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Consider This: Beach tent ban the right move for Surfside Beach

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Surfside Beach is now looking at a tent ban on the beach.  Horry County, North Myrtle and Myrtle Beach have had the tent ban in place for two years now and it has been a successful move.

The beaches get so crowded during the summer...which is a great.  That's what we want to see along the Grand Strand and the tents had become a danger by blocking a line of vision and access for lifeguards and police officers.

When the idea of a tent ban was first discussed in our area...the reactions were immediate and strong.

It was such a controversy that many people said it would hurt tourism and it would even impact their time spent enjoying the beach.

I'm glad that they were proven wrong.

Consider This:  The tent ban has been a great decision by our leaders and has no doubt improved the safety for all of us at the beach including first responders.

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