Beach Driving Suspended in Emerald Isle


EMERALD ISLE- Beach Driving Suspended

March 20, 2020

The highest priority for the Town of Emerald Isle is the health and safety of our community. This includes fulltime residents, part-time residents, businesses and tourists.

The Town of Emerald Isle is diligently working with all federal, state, county, and local officials to reduce the possible community spread of COVID-19.

At this time, Carteret County and Emerald Isle officials are discouraging tourist travel to the coast.

Effective March 20, 2020, the Town of Emerald Isle will suspend beach driving: 

  • Emerald Isle will suspend the sale of beach driving permits effective immediately
  • At 9:00 PM on March 20, 2020, beach access gates will close 

Beach driving privileges will be suspended until further notice

Town officials will review the duration of all closures/ restrictions and adjust the schedule as soon as possible.  

The Town of Emerald Isle apologize to our current permit holders for this unforeseen suspension.  We sincerely appreciate your understanding and cooperation. 


Matt Zapp

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Friday, March 20, 2020 10:39:00 AM Categories: News