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Surfside Beach adopts beach tent ban

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SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The Surfside Beach Town Council adopted an ordinance Tuesday night calling for a ban on all beach tents beginning Jan. 1, 2018.

The ordinance passed on a 4-to-3 vote, with Mayor Bob Childs and council members Timothy Courtney, Ron Ott and Randle Stevens voting in favor of it. Mark Johnson, David Pellegrino and Julie Samples were opposed.

While the majority of Surfside Beach won’t be impacted by the ban until next year, a tent ban will be effective immediately for the section of beach between Eighth Avenue South and Melody Lane, according to town officials, as that area suffered the most beach erosion.

According to the ordinance, tents shall not exceed a maximum size of 10 feet by 10 feet. They must be kept parallel to or behind all lifeguard stands.

Starting Jan. 1, 2018, the only shading devices that can be used on the beach are umbrellas with a shade no greater than nine feet in diameter.

Shading devices referred to as “baby tents,” which can be no larger than 31 inches in height by 31.5 inches in width, will also be allowed after Jan. 1, according to the ordinance.

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