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No tents on shore in Myrtle Beach during summer

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Beach View looking North to Myrtle Beach. (Source: MBACVB) Beach View looking North to Myrtle Beach. (Source: MBACVB)
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (AP) -

Bring your umbrella if you are going to Myrtle Beach this summer. You won't be able to use a beach tent.

Myrtle Beach City Council on Tuesday banned large beach tents between Memorial Day and Labor Day. A similar ordinance was approved in North Myrtle Beach last week.

Officials say beaches have become so jammed with large tents that it makes it difficult for emergency vehicles to move along beach.

Councilwoman Susan Grissom Means was the only one voting against the Myrtle Beach ban. She said the city should allow small tents to shade babies and toddlers. She asked if council members really want to tell mothers they can't have their babies shaded.

Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand is the center of South Carolina's $18 billion tourism industry.

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