What's the problem with using tents on the beach? When my family spent a week in Grayton 3 weeks ago we used a tent. I even asked the sheriffs deputy on duty if it was ok to leave it overnight and he told me as long as I had it tied down securely and took all my chairs and beach toys with me(to keep the tide from washing them down the beach) it would be fine to leave it overnight. One morning we came out to find that the tide had buried our tent anchors at least 18'' deeper into the sand. I simply dug the tent/anchors out and moved it back farther from the water. We feel like we left the beach in better shape than we found it upon arrival. (We gathered up a lot of trash on our beach walks each day) I plan on using my tent on future visits. I am sure some on this board sweat the petty things, such is human nature, but please LIGHTEN UP! The turtles need all of our help! Hotty Toddy!