No more tents on the beach in North Myrtle Beach in the summer

Monday night, North Myrtle Beach City Council passed a ban on shading devices, other than umbrellas, on the city's nine miles of beach from May 15 to September 15 each year.

The city says this means all tents, tarps, cabanas, pavilions, sport-brellas and devices similar to sport-brellas, and any material mounted on supports are prohibited.