Western Ocean Regional Access - WORA


Located 0.4 miles from the B. Cameron Langston Bridge, off Islander Drive and beside Queen’s Court Condominiums.  Home of Emerald Isle’s Summer Concert Series.


Open year round from sunrise to sunset.


Leashed pets allowed; must be on a six foot leash.  Owners are subject to pooper scooper law.  $50 fine for violators. 


Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 5pm late May through early September at the Western Ocean Regional Access (WORA).  There is a $10 fee charged for parking at the Western Ocean Regional Access (WORA) on Friday, Saturday, Sundays, and holidays from April through September between the hours of 7am - 4pm.  Reservations are not accepted. First come first serve. 


  • Beach Access
  • Bike Rack
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Parking for 168 Cars
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Restrooms
  • Grills
  • Showers
  • 2 Volleyball Courts
  • Seasonal Lifeguard


From the intersection of Hwy 24 and 58 proceed across the B. Cameron Langston Bridge.  After the first traffic light, make the first right hand turn onto Islander Drive.  Proceed on Islander Drive to the sign for the Public Beach Access.  Turn right into the parking lot.  Located beside Queen’s Court Condominiums. 


Please contact Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation Department for more information.  252.354.6350.