Beachgoers seeking shade in NMB should leave the tents, tarps and cabanas at home this summer.

The City Council voted Monday to ban the use of shading devices, other than umbrellas, along the city’s nine miles of beach from May 15 to September 15. Any material mounted on supports are prohibited.

From a city press release:

The new law defines an acceptable beach umbrella as having “…a circular shade no greater than 9 feet in diameter.” In the law, an umbrella is also defined as “…a collapsible circular shade consisting of a natural or synthetic fabric shade stretched over hinged ribs radiating from a central pole without grounding lines or ropes.


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