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    National Seashore North Carolina

Beaufort Inlet Beach on Shackleford Banks is Closed to Swimming

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Date: June 28, 2013
Contact: Wouter Ketel, (252) 728-2250

HARKERS ISLAND, NC – Superintendent Pat Kenney announced today the closure of the beach on the very west end of Shackleford Banks along Beaufort Inlet to swimming. “No Swimming” signs along the beach will mark the closed area. Strong currents have made this closure necessary for visitor safety. Ocean and sound beaches away from the inlet remain open to swimming.

For more information call Cape Lookout National Seashore at 252-728-2250.

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Cape Lookout Proposed Development_copyright Sam Willis

In the early 1900s, development plans were proposed for Cape Lookout. The layout had more than 3000 lots and included a railroad connecting Beaufort to the Cape Lookout Coast Guard Station. Photo courtesy of Samuel Lee Willis.