National Park Service Lifeguarded Beaches, Summer 2010
Contact: National Park Service, 252-473-2111 x148
Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s lifeguarded beaches will open on May 29, 2010. Lifeguards will be on duty at Coquina Beach (Nags Head) and Ocracoke Day Use area from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Additional lifeguards are being hired for the lifeguard beach in Buxton but their starting dated is not yet confirmed.
Before going to the beach, please check with local weather sources for updated surf and rip current conditions. Planning your visit to Cape Hatteras National Seashore will enhance your enjoyment and comfort. Having an accident will spoil any vacation. Please observe all rules and regulations for your safety. Know your limits and understand the hazards.
Did You Know?
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick structure ever moved. When it was built in 1870, it stood 1,500 feet from the shore. By 1999, the lighthouse was within 100 feet of the ocean. To protect it from the encroaching sea, it was moved inland a total of 2,900 feet over a 23-day period.