Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Unfortunately, sections of the Emerald Isle beach strand will be temporarily closed to beach driving.
We ask that our beach drivers plan-ahead and avoid the closed areas.
Immediate Closure (effective Sept. 19, 2023)
Due to recent wave activity from Tropical Storm Franklin and Hurricane Idalia, a section of the Emerald Isle beach strand has experienced heavy erosion.
For the safety of all beach goers and beach drivers, the section of beach between the Doe Ramp and the Randy’s Way Public Access walkway will be closed to vehicles.
This area will remain closed, until conditions improve enough to allow for the safe travel of vehicles.
A temporary closure of beach strand area will occur between the (western side) of Bogue Inlet Pier and the Doe Ramp.
This area of beach will be closed on two specific dates for special events occurring at the Western Ocean Regional Access area.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
Beach driving will be closed for the day near the WORA on September 23, 2023, for the annual Beach Music Festival
Saturday, October 7, 2023
Beach driving will be closed for the day near the WORA on October 7, 2023, for the Mountains to the Coast event.
Beach driving will be permitted east of Bogue Inlet Pier toward the Emerald Isle eastern city limits.
Beach driving will be permitted west of Randy’s Way to the Point.
All three ramps will be open and available for use.
Our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience. Be safe and enjoy the beach driving season.