City of Myrtle Beach installs posts to prevent windblown sand

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WPDE) — Wondering about the new posts along Myrtle Beach beaches? They're being installed to help trap windblown sand.

The city says now that the beach renourishment project is complete, crews are installing the new sand fencing at strategic locations. The fencing will be attached to the posts.

However, the fencing does have another special feature. The gaps in the fencing, called "turtle breaks," are to allow nesting loggerhead sea turtles to crawl ashore and lay their eggs safely during nesting season, which is May through October.

If you're headed to the beach, the city reminds you to stay off the dunes and stay on the marked beach accesses and paths. Do not cut across the sand dunes, climb them or allow children to play in them. It's illegal to damage or disturb the dunes or sea grass and violations will result in a fine of up to $500 and/or 30 days in jail, upon conviction.

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