Visitors will soon no longer be allowed to bring tents and canopies to Rehoboth Beach.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 27: A woman shelters from the sun under an umbrella at St Kilda beach as a heatwave hits Melbourne on January 27, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia. The temperature today is estimated to hit 38 degrees celsius or around 100 degrees fahrenheit, with today being the coolest day forecast until next week. Melbourne hasn't had four consecutive days above 40 degrees celsius or 104 degrees fahrenheit since 1908. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) - Visitors will soon no longer be allowed to bring tents and canopies to Rehoboth Beach.
The Rehoboth Beach Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance Friday banning those temporary structures from the beach, starting May 15. It also bans campfires and grills.
City officials say umbrellas no larger than 8 feet in diameter and no greater than 7-feet, 6-inches in height, are still allowed as well as baby tents designed to shade infants and small children.
The ordinance was brought to the table after beach lifeguards and first-responders had trouble navigating around the large canopies and getting to those in need.
Those who violate the ordinance could face a $25 fine.
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