With State and Town Regulations changing almost daily it can be confusing determining which towns are allowing what. So we’ve put together a list of local beach towns and the current restrictions in place. To ensure all information is as current as possible, please visit the official town government’s website listed below.
Bald Head Island
The Village of Bald Head Island is preparing to reopen the island to vacationers on May 27, 2020. Ferry vessels are limited to 75 passengers plus crew. Ferry and tram passengers are required to wear face masks.
The beach is open. Public parking is open. Short-term rentals will not be allowed until May 22nd.
The town has rescinded restrictions on beach access. Public parking is open. Short-term rentals are allowed. Public restrooms, town buildings and town-owned recreation areas remain closed.
The beach strand and public parking reopened May 15th. Short-term rentals will resume on May 22nd.
Ocean Isle Beach
The beach strand is open to exercise and relaxation. Public parking is open. Short-term rentals are allowed.
The beach is open, all restrictions on activities have been lifted. Street parking is still closed, but there are six lots on the island that are open. Short-term rentals are allowed without restrictions beginning May 20, 2020.
The town lifted COVID-19 related restrictions. The beach and public parking are open. Short-term rentals are allowed.
Kure Beach reopened to normal activities May 8th. The town began allowing short-term rentals May 15.
Public parking has reopened. Short-term rentals are allowed.
The town has reopened all public beach accesses. People who live in or have visited a state with a stay at home order in the last 14 days are not allowed to book a short-term rental.