Ban on Beach Tents Proposed Along Grand Strand

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) _ It may be hard to think about a trip to the beach with a winter storm affecting South Carolina, but officials on the Grand Strand are looking toward the summer and recommending a ban on beach tents. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports members of the Coastal Alliance agreed Wednesday to seek bans on the tents. The alliance is made up of representatives of local cities and towns. Any ban would have to be approved by their respective governing bodies. The first test comes in North Myrtle Beach next week. Officials say the tents have become so popular it’s difficult to get emergency vehicles onto the beaches. Those who use them say they need them on daylong beach trips.

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