Myrtle Beach City Leaders Will Make An New Ordinance For Beaches

The advisory committee is ordering staff to create a new ordinance that allows small wind shades for use in residential areas only.

Myrtle Beach city leaders held a meeting to discuss what shade devices are allowed on local beaches.

The discussion came about due to the popular use of wind shade devices. Currently, only round umbrellas with a diameter of 7.5 feet and children’s tents are allowed in commercial and residential areas.

The advisory committee is ordering staff to create a new ordinance that allows small wind shades for use in residential areas only.

It is argued that beach-goers should be allowed an option on what they can use. Those who oppose the idea argue that the wind shades will lead to overcrowding.

Committee members hope to have a new ordinance from staff by November 16th.