Buxton Lifeguard Beach Operations Close For The Season
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111 ext. 119
Cape Hatteras National Seashore lifeguard beach operations at Buxton Beach, adjacent to the Old Cape Hatteras Lighthouse site, closed Friday, August 21, 2009 for the 2009 season. NPS lifeguard operations at Coquina Beach on Bodie Island and Ocracoke Beach on Ocracoke Island will continue through Labor Day, September 7th, 2009. The hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Fall visitors are reminded to check with local weather sources for updated surf and rip current conditions before going to the beach. Planning your visit to Cape Hatteras National Seashore will enhance your enjoyment and your safety. Please observe all rules and regulations for your safety. Know your limits and understand the hazards. For more information on rip currents, check the website at www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov.
Did You Know?
Lightning whelks eat about one large clam per month. The whelk pries the clam open with its muscular foot, wedges the clam open with its shell, then eats the soft inside of the clam. Lightning whelk shells, which whorl to the left, wash up on the beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.