Effective Friday, May 8, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., Carolina Beach will lift all Town imposed restrictions including short-term rentals, public parking, and beach activities.
Governor Roy Cooper continues to mandate other entities detailed in Executive Order No. 138. These include restaurants, bars, salons, and other retail vendors. CLICK HERE to view details.
The Town encourages all to continue practicing social distancing and safety guidelines in public places as recommended by the CDC and other public health officials.
If you have questions, please contact the Town Manager’s office at 910-458-2994.
Carolina Beach and Kure Beach are slowly adding more access to their beaches. On Monday, April 27th the beaches opened for recreation and exercise to residents. Adding, that the towns hope to open for the public potentially on May 8th.
Public parking is still closed for the beaches so the access is meant for residents of the towns only, but it is a start in the phase of slowly repealing restrictions.
Here are the official amendments from the Towns:
- Beach access – only non-stationary exercise activities limited to walking, jogging, swimming, and surfing/watersports allowed; no fishing, sunbathing, sitting, games, or other activities will be allowed.
- Playgrounds and Team Sports Facilities – remain closed.
- Short-term lodging – rentals less than 28 days are prohibited.
- Public parking lots – remain closed to the general public.
- Freeman Park – remains closed to vehicular traffic.
- On Monday, April 27, 2020 at noon, all access points and beaches will be opened for individual, non-stationary exercise activities to include only walking, jogging, biking, swimming, and surfing/water sports.
- Individuals participating in such exercise activities must follow strict social distancing measures.
- No group shall have more than 10 people (In accordance with Governor Cooper’s guidance on social distancing)
- Lifeguards will not be on duty.
- Sunbathing, sitting, fishing, games, and all other activities will not be permitted on the beaches at this time.
- All beach equipment such as towels, blankets, chairs, tents, coolers, and umbrellas will not be allowed on the beaches at this time.
- Public restroom facilities will remain closed.
- All public, on-street parking spaces, and all Town owned parking lots are now closed to the public for any use except where allowed as part of this State of Emergency Declaration. This includes all on-street parking spaces that are not obstructed by cones or barricades. Towing will be strictly enforced.
- Town of Kure Beach residents with a current re-entry decal will be permitted to utilize public on-street parking and open Town parking areas, but must follow timed parking restrictions in designated areas.
- There will be limited public parking available for business use. This parking will be located adjacent to those essential businesses only that are open for business. This parking must strictly be used to access those essential businesses only and not to access the beaches. Parking enforcement will be active in these locations.
- Handicap parking will be available at the Kure Beach pier for placard handicap parking.
- Private parking lots may only be used in conjunction with parking for access to essential businesses that are open for business. In no event shall a private parking lot be used to park to access the beach.
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