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.