Friday, May 11, 2012

New Beach Regulations for North Myrtle Beach

The time has come for summer vacation, and soon tourists from all over the country will be flocking to North Myrtle Beach to take advantage of our world-famous beaches. Millions of people will head out to the beach to soak up the sun, play in the water, and enjoy relaxing walks down the coastline. While city officials want every family to have a great beach vacation and come back next year, they also want to ensure that certain rules are followed so that everyone is safe and each person remains considerate of the people around them.

The new beach regulations for 2012 are mostly unchanged from last year. They include rules on beach umbrellas and chairs, digging holes in the sand, and other safety guidelines. Perhaps the most welcomed new rule concerns laser pointers. In the past, young vacationers would sometimes bring high-powered colored laser pointers to the beach and shine them on beach combers at night. Also, some beach-goers used them to light up resort walls and point them into condos on the oceanfront. Understandably, some Myrtle Beach guests were upset that their vacation nights were imposed upon by distracting lasers bouncing all over the beach. The new ordinance will prohibit the use of laser pointers on the beach, putting an end to the pesky problem.

The new regulations are already in effect and are being enforced on the beach now. A complete list of these rules can be found here. Though regulated, the use of beach equipment is still permitted and welcome. Guests often ask us where they can rent beach chairs and umbrellas. To rent these items, call (843) 280-5684. Remember to follow beach regulations, and have a great summer out on the Grand Strand!

By Brandon Moss of Ocean Drive Beach Rentals

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