Just a Reminder: Tents are allowed on the beach September 16 through May 14. May 15 through September 15, it’s umbrellas only.
The City’s ordinance prohibiting the use of tents on the beach May 15-September 15 was established because first responders were having difficulty accessing emergencies on the beach itself (not in the water). The problem increased each year as the use of tents grew in popularity. The fall months bring fewer visitors, and so we can ease the restriction from September 16-May 14.