To our knowledge, Shibumi Shades are allowed on every beach in the United States except Myrtle and North Myrtle Beach, SC and Rehoboth and Bethany Beach, DE.
- Myrtle and North Myrtle Beach, SC allow only traditional umbrellas between Memorial Day and Labor Day. (Shibumi Shades are allowed only in the off-season, between Labor Day and Memorial Day).
- Rehoboth and Bethany Beach, DE allow only traditional umbrellas year round.
Why these rules are in place
Our understanding is that these towns created their beach shade rules long ago (before Shibumi Shade) primarily to prohibit “tailgate” tents, because they:
- Blow away and can injure beachgoers due to their rigid structure
- Are left on the beach when they break, which is costly to the town to collect and dispose of the mangled remains
- Can block access to the water's edge because they are often heavily anchored and connected together, which makes them difficult to move and can interfere with public safety
Shibumi Shade smartly solves these problems
Shibumi Shade smartly solves all of these problems because it cannot blow away and tumble down the beach, is virtually indestructible in the wind, does not block access to the water's edge, and can be moved in a matter of seconds. Myrtle and North Myrtle Beach, SC and Rehoboth and Bethany Beach, DE decision makers can make the beach safer by allowing beachgoers to use Shibumi Shade.
Make your voice heard
If you want to use your Shibumi Shade in one of these beach towns this summer, please use the links below to call and email the decision makers in these towns to ask them to please allow Shibumi Shade. If you are able, speaking in support of Shibumi Shade at council meetings and starting/ signing petitions is also helpful: