As the number of Covid-19 cases in the area levels off, a few of the restrictions regarding the beachfront are being lifted. The Town of Ocean Isle Beach has re-opened public beach accesses and the ocean strand. However, the activities allowed in these areas are restricted to walking, jogging, bicycling, or exercise activities.
Social distancing policies are still in effect, requiring a minimum of 6 feet distance between beachgoers. Gathering or sitting on the beachfront is still prohibited. Also, all public parking will remain closed.
Read the Full Amendments Below:
- Beginning at 12:00 noon April 21, 2020, the estuary beach, sound side beach, inlet beach, waterway beach, ocean beach strand, and all beach accesses are open. Access to all beaches including, but not limited to, wet and dry public trust strands are now allowed but will be restricted to walking, jogging, bicycling or other exercise activities.
- Public gatherings are limited to no more than 10 persons at all times and at all locations (including the Beach) with the required social distancing of 6 feet.
- All public parking and parking within the Town Right-of-Ways (ROWs) will continue to be closed as stated in a proclamation dated March 30, 2020.