MYRTLE BEACH - The ban on beach tents in Myrtle Beach has started and some people are not happy about it.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported the city's ban took effect on Memorial Day and will run through Labor Day.

Donna Shadowan of Fairmont, North Carolina, said the beach umbrellas rented on the beach are not big enough for a family.

Shadowan and her family had put up a tent until a lifeguard told them tents were no longer allowed. She said learning of the law after setting up the tent ruined her day.

North Myrtle Beach and Atlantic Beach banned the beach tents from May 15 to Sept. 15. Horry County has a year-round ban.

Officials say the tents make it hard for emergency vehicles to respond when needed.

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Information from: The Sun News, http://www.thesunnews.com/