Chuck and Pam Smith of Charlotte take down their beach tent July 22, 2010, at the beach near Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. "We think they are safer than umbrellas," said Chuck Smith. " We saw six umbrellas fly by the other day and no tents."  As some cities like North Myrtle Beach prepare to ban beach tents, others, like Myrtle Beach, say they have no problems because they have always had strict rules in place to keep the tents from blocking lifeguards and other emergency personnel.
Chuck and Pam Smith of Charlotte take down their beach tent July 22, 2010, at the beach near Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. "We think they are safer than umbrellas," said Chuck Smith. " We saw six umbrellas fly by the other day and no tents." As some cities like North Myrtle Beach prepare to ban beach tents, others, like Myrtle Beach, say they have no problems because they have always had strict rules in place to keep the tents from blocking lifeguards and other emergency personnel. By Randall Hill / rhill@thesunnews.com
Chuck and Pam Smith of Charlotte take down their beach tent July 22, 2010, at the beach near Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. "We think they are safer than umbrellas," said Chuck Smith. " We saw six umbrellas fly by the other day and no tents." As some cities like North Myrtle Beach prepare to ban beach tents, others, like Myrtle Beach, say they have no problems because they have always had strict rules in place to keep the tents from blocking lifeguards and other emergency personnel. By Randall Hill / rhill@thesunnews.com

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