As of now, Ocean Isle Beach, NC has some of the most restrictive rules in North Carolina prohibiting canopies like the Shibumi Shade. (Ocean Isle will only allow traditional umbrellas with a single pole).
Similarly, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Myrtle Beach, SC also has rules prohibiting anything besides traditional umbrellas.
To be sure - please check your local beach’s rules and regulations regarding canopies. And if you visit a beach that currently has rules that would prohibit the Shibumi Shade, please consider calling or writing your town council to let them know you’d love to see the Shibumi Shade allowed!
*A quick note on beach canopy regulations:
Beaches and towns that currently prohibit large canopies and tents other than traditional umbrellas usually put these rules in place for a couple of reasons: (1) When larger tents break or are damaged by the wind, they often become large trash items left on the beach for the town to pick up. Obviously, this is costly and unsightly for the town. (2) Sometimes, large tents are so complicated to set up and secure in the sand, that beach-goers are tempted to leave their tent set up over night. This creates several problems on the beach, but most importantly it interferes with sea turtle nesting. Shibumi Shade smartly solves both of these big problems because it is virtually indestructible in the wind, and it is so lightweight and easy to assemble/disassemble in a matter of minutes.