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Where are the area’s beach access points?

Judy Royal
StarNews

Beachgoers walk towards the Johnnie Mercer’s Fishing Pier at Wrightsville Beach on May 17, 2013. StarNews photo by Mike Spencer.

Water, water everywhere, but how do you get to it? There are plenty of public beach access points across Southeastern North Carolina.

Click here for a map of all public beach access points in North Carolina, courtesy of the N.C. Division of Coastal Management.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY

Wrightsville Beach

Information: 256-7935

Website

1. North End Turn Circle

2. 2698 N. Lumina Ave.–Parking, ADA accessible, restrooms, shower

3. 2498 N. Lumina Ave.–ADA accessible

4. 2398 N. Lumina Ave.–Parking, ADA accessible, restrooms

5. North Ridge Lane

6. South Ridge Lane

7. 2200 block N. Lumina Ave.

8. 1800 N. Lumina Ave.–ADA accessible

9. 1700 N. Lumina Ave.–ADA accessible

10. Mallard Street

11. Crane Street

12. Sandpiper Street

13. Heron Street

14. Shearwater Street

15. Seagull Street

16. 25 E. Salisbury St.–Parking, ADA accessible, gazebo, restrooms, shower

17. E. Greensboro Street

18. E. Henderson Street

19. E. Oxford Street

20. E. Fayetteville Street

21. E. Asheville Street

22. Augusta Street

23. Raleigh Street

24. E. Charlotte Street

25. E. Atlanta Street

26. E. Columbia Street

27. Birmingham Street

28. Oceanic Street

29. Stone Street

30. Latimer Street

31. Chadbourn Street

32. Arrindale Street

33. Seashore Street

34. Taylor Street

35. Bridgers Street

36. 650 S. Lumina Ave.–Parking, ADA accessible, restrooms, shower

37. Beside Surf Motel, 711 S. Lumina Ave.

38. Wright Street

39. Corbett Street

40. Albright Street

41. Northrop Street

42. Jack Parker Boulevard–East entrance

43. Jack Parker Boulevard – Southeast entrance by Gazebo, ADA accessible

44. Jack Parker Boulevard – Southwest entrance

Carolina Beach

Information: 458-2525

1. Alabama Avenue–Parking, restrooms

2. Texas Avenue–Crossover only

3. South Carolina Avenue–Parking

4. Ocean Boulevard–Parking

5. North Carolina Avenue–Crossover only

6. Tennessee Avenue–Parking

7. Spartanburg Avenue–Limited parking

8. Lake Avenue–Limited parking

9. Driftwood–Limited parking

10. Atlanta Avenue–Limited parking on site/Public lot nearby

11. Hamlet Avenue–Parking, restrooms

12. Cape Fear Boulevard to Harper Avenue Oceanfront/Carolina Beach Boardwalk

13. Pelican Lane–Limited parking

14. Dolphin Lane–Crossover only

15. Scallop Lane–Limited parking

16. Seagull Lane–Limited parking

17. Sailfish Lane–Crossover only

18. Oystershell Lane – Limited parking

19. Sandpiper Lane–Parking, restrooms

20. Seahorse Lane–Limited parking

21. Scotch Bonnet Lane–Limited parking

22. Starfish Lane–Crossover only

23. Sand Dollar Avenue–Limited parking

24. Clam Shell Lane–Limited parking

25. Periwinkle Avenue–Crossover only

26. Periwinkle Lane

27. Sandfiddler Lane

28. Pavilllion

29. Charlotte

30. Sea Oats

31. Salt Marsh

32. Harper Avenue

Kure Beach

Information: 458-8216

1. Ocean View Avenue–bike rack, residential

2. LaQue Site North

3. LaQue Site South

4. N Avenue

5. Atlantic Avenue between Avenue M and Avenue N

6. M Avenue

7. Atlantic Avenue between Avenue L and Avenue M

8. L Avenue–Handicap

9. Avenue K. Kure Beach Pier

10. J Avenue

11. I Avenue

12. H Avenue

13. G Avenue

14. F Avenue

15. E Avenue–Handicap

16. Davis Beach Road

17. Stormy Petrel Court

18. Assembly Avenue

19. Surfrider Court

20. Ocean Walk, Atlantic Avenue–

Boardwalk and four beach accesses

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

1045 Fort Fisher Blvd. South

Information: 458-5798

1. 1000 Loggerhead Road–Parking, restrooms

2. Ramsgate Road–(Four-wheel-drive vehicles allowed with permit)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY

Bald Head Island

(listed access points are public)

Information: 457-9700

1. Green Teal Trail

2. Seagull Trail between houses 15 and 17

3. Cape Fear Trail between houses 29 and 31 – 911 phone

4. Sand Piper Trail at the turn–911 phone

5. South Bald Head Wynd across from Villas– 911 phone

6. South Bald Head Wynd between 316 and 318–911 phone, handicap access ramp

7. South Bald Head Wynd near 330

8. South Bald Head Wynd across from Wildbean Court–911 phone

9. South Bald Head Wynd between Muscadine and Peppervine–911 phone

10. Off South Bald Head Wynd between Ballentrae and Seaton

11. Brown Pelican Trail between 4 and 6

12. Star Rush Trail between 14 and 16

13. Sandspur Trail between 23 and 25

14.Sandspur Trail across from #9

15. Silversides Trail between 24 and 26

16. Silversides Trail across from #5–911 phone

17. Peppervine Trail between 2 and 8

18. Peppervine Trail between 16 and 18

19. Coquina Trail across from 3

10. Station House Way past hydrant 145

11. Between 220 Station House Way and hydrant 144

12. Public beach access #42 before East Beach Drive–911 phone

Caswell Beach

Information: 278-5471

1. Joe O’Brien Way at foot of Pinehurst Drive – handicap

2. Bob Spake Way–handicap

3. Ocean Court Lane

4. W. Town Beach Parking Lot

5. E. Town Beach Parking Lot–handicap

6. 629 block of Caswell Beach Road

7. 601 block of Caswell Beach Road

8. 423 block of Caswell Beach Road

9. 329 block of Caswell Beach Road

10. 201 Bill Boyd Way

11. Ed Zaleski Way–small parking lot on Marshside near lighthouse

12. Ocean Greens Lane–Tom Hess Way

13. Oak Island Beach Village near 100 building–Handicap access ramp

No Parking Along Roadsides

Oak Island

Information: 278-5011

1. King’s Lynn

2. 60th Place West

3. 57th Place West

4. 54th Place West

5. 51st Place West

6. 48th Place West

7. 42nd Place West

8. 39th Place West

9. 36th Place West

10. 33rd Place West

11. 30th Place West

12. 27th Place West

13. 25th Place West

14. 23rd Place West

15. 20th Place West

16. 17th Place West

17. 13th Place West

18. 10th Place West

19. 7th Place West

20. 5th Place West

21. 2nd Place West

22. SE Middleton Street

23. 3rd Place East

24. 6th Place East

25. 9th Place East

26. 11th Place East

27. 14th Place East

28. 16th Place East

29. 19th Place East

30. 22nd Place East

31. 25th Place East

32. 26th Place East

33. 29th Place East

34. 32nd Place East

35. 35th Place East

36. 37th Place East

37. 40th Place East

38. 40th Place Street Lot

39. 43rd Place East

40. 46th Place East – Cabana

41. 49th Place East

42. 52nd Place East

43. 55th Place East

44. 58th Place East

45. 63rd Place East

46. 64th Place East

47. 67th Place East

48. 69th Place East

49. 70th Place East

50. 71st Place East

51. 72nd Place East

52. 73rd Place East

53. 74th Place East

54. 75th Place East

55. 76th Place East

56. 77th Place East

57. 78th Place East

58. 79th Place East

59. Croswell Street

60. Sherrill Street

61. Barbee Boulevard

62. Keziah Street

63. Trott Street

64. Norton Street

65. Mercer Street

66. Sellers Street

67. McGlarnery Street

Holden Beach

Information: 842-6488

1. East End of McCray Street – Parking w/two handicapped slots

2. End of Avenue D, 317 Ocean Blvd. East – Parking

3. End of Dunescape Drive

4. End of Avenue B – Parking

5. End of Avenue A – Parking

6. End Of Ferry Road – Parking

7. 220 Ocean Blvd. East – Parking

8. Adjacent to 124 Ocean Blvd. East – Parking on street adjacent

9. Quinton Street, 112 Ocean Blvd. East – Handicapped parking, ramp, gazebo, shower

10. End of Jordan Boulevard – Parking, public bath

11. Between Jordan Boulevard and the bridge – 15-minute parking only, access ramp, showers

12. Adjacent to 301 Ocean Blvd. West – Parking on Neptune Street

13. Adjacent to 329 Ocean Blvd. West – Parking on Neptune Street

14. Adjacent to 357 Ocean Blvd. West – Parking on High Point Street

15. Adjacent to 389 Ocean Blvd. West – Parking on Fayetteville Street

16. Pier area – Parking in pier lot

17. Adjacent to 567 Ocean Blvd. West – Parking on Starfish Street, handicapped parking

18. Adjacent to 679 Ocean Blvd. West

19. Adjacent to 800 Ocean Blvd. West – Parking across street on north side of road

20. Adjacent to 885 Ocean Blvd. West  – Parking on Swordfish Drive

21. Adjacent to 917 Ocean Blvd. West – Parking on Marlin Street

22. Adjacent to 1017 Ocean Blvd. West – neighborhood access; no parking

Ocean Isle Beach

Information: 579-2166

1. E. Fourth Street – Natural trail beach access

2. Durham Street (handicapped access at gazebo)

3. Shallotte Boulevard

4. Charlotte Street – Parking

5. Lumberton Street

6. High Point Street

7. 391 E. First St.

8. Greensboro Street – Emergency vehicle beach access

9. Winnabow Street – Parking

10. Chadbourn Street – Parking

11. Goldsboro Street – Parking

12. Leland Street – Parking

13. Raeford Street – Parking, handicap

14. Newport Street – Parking

15. Concord Street – Parking

16. Monroe Street – Parking, handicap

17. Between Pier and Breakers Restaurant – Emergency vehicle beach access

18. Pier #1 – Parking

19. Pier #2 – Parking

20. Oxford Street

21. Shelby Street

22. Summerplace – Parking

23. Duneside Drive

24. Isle Plaza

25. Driftwood Drive

26. Starboard Street – emergency vehicular beach access/pedestrian

27. Beaufort Street – Parking, handicapped

28. Sandcastles

29. Oceanside West II

Sunset Beach

Information: 579-6297

1. First Street – Handicap

2. Second Street

3. Third Street – Handicap

4. Fourth Street – Boardwalk

5. Fifth Street – Boardwalk

6. Sixth Street – Boardwalk

7. Seventh Street – Boardwalk

8. Eighth Street – Boardwalk

9. Ninth Street

10. 10th Street

11. 11th Street – Boardwalk

12. 12th Street – Boardwalk

13. 13th Street – Boardwalk

14. 14th Street – Boardwalk

15. 15th Street – Boardwalk

16. 16th Street

17. 17th Street

18. 18th Street

19. 1802 Beach access

20. Gazebo Parking Lot – Handicap

21. 27th Street

22. 28th Street – Boardwalk

23. 29th Street – Boardwalk

24. 30th Street – Boardwalk

25. 31st Street – Boardwalk

26. 32nd Street – Boardwalk

27. 33rd Street – Boardwalk

28. 34th Street – Boardwalk

29. 35th Street – Boardwalk

30. 36th Street – Boardwalk

31. 37th Street – Boardwalk

32. 38th Street – Boardwalk

33. 39th Street

34. 40th Street – Boardwalk

35. East end of Island – Hatteras Ramp for emergency vehicles

PENDER COUNTY

Topsail Beach

Information: 328-5841

1. Sidbury Avenue

2. Queens Grant North

3. Queens Grant South

4. Rocky Mount Avenue

5. Haywood Avenue

6. Crews Avenue

7. Scotts Avenue

8. Crocker Avenue

9. Darden Avenue

10. Trout Avenue – portable restrooms

11. McLeod Avenue

12. Godwin Avenue

13. Drum Avenue – portable restrooms

14. Boryk Avenue

15. Sea Vista Motel

16. Smith Avenue

17. Hines Avenue

18. Davis Avenue – portable restrooms

19. Empire Avenue

20. Barwick Avenue

21. Fields Avenue

Topsail Sound

Information: 328-5841

1. Godwin Avenue

2. Shoreline Drive – parking area

3. Trout Avenue

4. Smith Avenue – kayak launch

5. Scott Avenue

6. Hines Avenue – observation deck

7. Haywood Avenue

8. Empie Avenue

9. Rocky Mount Avenue

Surf City

Information: 328-4131

http://surfcity.govoffice.com

1. Ninth Street – Handicap accessible

2. Ninth Street (2111 N. Shore Drive)

3. Seventh Street (2000 N. Shore Drive)

4. Fifth Street (1900 N. Shore Drive)

5. Second Street (1800 N. Shore Drive)

6. Broadway Street – Restroom

7. Neptune Street (1516 N. Shore Drive)

8. Pender Avenue (1501 N. Shore Drive)

9. Lenoir Avenue (1407 N. Shore Drive)

10. Jones Avenue (1226 N. Shore Drive)

11. Craven Avenue (1120 N. Shore Drive)

12. Mecklenburg Avenue (1104 N. Shore Drive)

13. Dolphin Street (620 N. Shore Drive)

14. 509 N. Shore Drive

15. Wilmington Avenue (502 N. Shore Drive)

16. New Bern Avenue (402 N. Shore Drive)

17. Goldsboro Avenue Access

18. Greensboro Avenue Access

19. Roland Avenue Access – Restroom, handicap accessible

20. Kinston Avenue Access (200 S. Shore Drive) – Restroom

21. High Point Avenue Access (300 S. Shore Drive)

22. Raleigh Avenue Access (400 S. Shore Drive)

23. Durham Avenue Access (500 S. Shore Drive)

24. Charlotte Avenue Access (600 S. Shore Drive)

25. Quarterhorse Avenue Access (1100 S. Shore Drive)

26. 1140 S. Shore Drive

27. Windward Drive Access

28. 2404 S. Shore Drive

29. 3016 S. Shore Drive

30. Soundside Park – Restroom

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