Beach tent ban moves forward in Myrtle Beach

Tuesday afternoon

Myrtle Beach City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance that would ban tents on city beaches.

The proposal would ban

canopy style

tents from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

City spokesman Mark Kruea said council will monitor what Horry County does at their Tuesday night meeting and may amend their ordinance depending on how the county structures their beach tent ban proposal.

The city will likely have a second reading on the ordinance at their next meeting, if it passes it will become law.

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Memorial Day approaches, still no beach tent resolution

Banning beach tents on Tuesday's Horry Co. Council meeting agenda