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 beaches along Cape Hatteras National Seashore sparkle at night. When you kick the sand, you disturb tiny dinoflagellates like seasparkle, magnified in the picture to the left. A chemical reaction causes them to glow with a blue-green light.