Unattended Beach Equipment FAQs

Town of Emerald Isle

Unattended Beach Equipment Ordinance

Effective Summer 2010

General Notes & Information

Requirements - All unattended beach equipment, including tents, canopies, volleyball nets, and other items, must be removed from the beach strand each night.

If the equipment is unattended between 8 pm and 8 am, Town staff may confiscate the equipment and dispose of it.

Public Education Efforts

  • Information included in multiple issues of Town newsletter (Emerald Tidings)
  • Town website
  • New "Residents and Visitors Guide" publication to be placed in all rental units
  • "Important Beach Regulations" handout
  • Information distributed by vacation rental companies
  • New signs installed at all public beach access locations
  • Beach Patrol to actively educate tent owners on the beach strand during the day

Questions or concerns? Call the Town Manager's Office at 252-354-3424