Fences being installed to trap windblown sand on Myrtle Beach shores

New fences being installed on beach in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The city of Myrtle Beach is working to keep as much sand on the beach as possible.

Crews are working to install special fencing to trap windblown sand.

According to information from the city, these new sand fences are being installed at particular locations now that the beach renourishment project is complete.

There are also gaps in the fencing to allow nesting sea turtles to crawl ashore and lay their eggs.

Officials advise residents to only stay on the marked beach accesses and paths in order to avoid damaging sand dunes and sea grass.

Those who cut across the sand dunes could face fines up to $500 or 30 days in jail.

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