Underpack even once for a beach trip, and it’s a valuable lesson.
Overpack once, and it’s as valuable. Although you want to be prepared when you hit the shore, you don’t need EVERYTHING. Some things you can do without. Others, you can rent.
Such as chairs and umbrellas — here’s how.
Umbrellas are … illegal?
Yes! Well, of a certain size. If yours is 7 ½-feet in diameter, in line with, or behind, the established umbrella line, it’s okay to take it to the beach. In the summer, no other shading devices are permitted. (One exception: Small infant tents, no more than 4 feet x 3 feet x 3 feet.) There are different rules for tents in the offseason, but we won’t get into that here.
Why not bring my own chairs and umbrellas?
Why haul your nice beach chairs and umbrellas to Myrtle Beach — then down to the shore? Rentals save you the hassle, as well as wear and tear to your personal belongings.
Rent chairs and umbrellas in Myrtle Beach
Through mid-October, you can rent chairs and umbrellas from Beach Services. Their hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also have them set the chairs and umbrellas up for you. Rent both online, by entering your location. Questions? call Beach Services at 843-280-5684. Visit their website for current rates. You can save money when you rent chairs and umbrellas, too.
You can also rent beach wheelchairs.
What other options are available?
You can try these other outfits for on-beach rentals.
John’s Beach Service
Ask about cabana rentals from John’s Beach Service. They’re known for efficient, courteous staff. It’s the best way to be on the beach, in comfort and convenience. Lifeguards with this outfit are on top of their game. As well they should — they’ve been at this since the early 1970s.
Lack’s Beach Service
Visit the Horry County Public Safety office inside Lacks Outdoor Furniture. Their lifeguards are friendly and professional, for a great experience on the beach. It’s easy to make a comfortable spot part of your daily routine while you’re in Myrtle Beach with Lack’s Beach Service.