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  1. Tony Akers
    Tony Akers March 29, 2014 at 3:47 pm |

    I like the beach, my family of (7) love the beach, I pay for beach trips, No shade no pay. Umbrella will not do. I had no problem with being well behind lifeguards. I guess no concern for skin cancer or people that burn easy. So long 5200 ave. area and the great sea food dining. Got to do what best for me, my dime I get to choose

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  2. Mrs k
    Mrs k May 11, 2014 at 1:35 pm |

    My younger child has special needs which cause her to overheat in an instant, even If she is well hydrated on mild days. Tents make our family outings fun for all because she has a cool shaded area with us no matter where we are. This is very sad but there are plenty of other family friendly places. won’t be wasting our days or money here anymore!!

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  3. john
    john May 24, 2014 at 4:15 pm |

    Just spoke to a friend who was there this week and he said he ask the lifeguards about the tent ban because of his 2 small kids and they told him they did not care as long as he set up behind the chair, no which is can we use them or not or is it up to the lifeguards. Somebody needs to make up their minds.

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  4. Michelle
    Michelle May 24, 2014 at 9:35 pm |

    We have been vacationing in myrtle beach for 20+ years and as 3 generations traveling together, I personally have 2 young children and I cannot protect them from the sun with an umbrella that does not cover. No matter the size umbrella you buy, it will not be large enough to protect a family of any size. And I think there should be reserved places for families to have canopies for families and those that cannot be out in the sun for whatever reason they need. Personally I feel that this Ban is just a way to put more money back into the county with umbrella rentals, fines from families using canopies to protect their families from the sun, and a shear control factor. I know I will be looking for another beach to camp at with our family due to having someone tell me I can’t protect my children using the shade of my choice. (Especially after today with my young children on the beach I was told I couldn’t have the umbrella I had because it had the ability to protect my sleeping daughter while the sun was not at highest point , 3:30pm, a sport-brella style).

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