So BB has now followed Rehoboth's example and banned canopies. Why? A lot of multi-families come down together. What takes up more space, a 10'x10' canopy or three or four 7' umbrellas? One woman on the news complained people are coming early in the morning and setting up the canopies and leaving to come back later. Yeah? So what? Aren't they doing that with multiple umbrellas? A safety issue? I've seen more umbrellas flying around loose than canopies. And umbrellas blown by the wind are essentially flying spears. Canopy legs are usually weighed down or buried in the sand. OK, you want to regulate canopies, then instead of banning them, how about requiring them to be back by a specific distance from the shoreline?