• Spring-time view of the seashore, with shorebirds returning to the surf.

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Buxton Lifeguard Beach Operations Close For The Season

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Date: August 25, 2009
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?

Sea Whip, though it looks like a plant, is actually whole colony of animals.

A piece of sea whip that washes up on the beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore is not a plant, but the skeleton of a whole colony of animals. A tiny animal lived in each hole on the yellow, orange or purple stems. It had a mouth, a stomach and eight tentacles to catch food.