The city's "umbrellas only" policy begins Memorial Day Monday and continues through Labor Day
Tents certainly are convenient, but they were so plentiful at peak times and locations that they blocked access and visibility to the water’s edge, affecting public safety and everyone’s enjoyment of our gorgeous beach.
The city’s umbrella policy first went into effect at the beginning of the summer 2014 season. Beach regulations restrict the use of tents and other shading devices, excluding umbrellas and small toddler tents, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Tents and canopies are allowed after Labor Day and until Memorial Day.
Umbrellas up to seven-and-a-half feet in diameter are allowed in line with, or behind, the established umbrella line. Again, no other shading devices are permitted during the summer months. Providing residents and visitors with a public beach access and a safe, lifeguard-monitored environment is our highest priority!