Wrightsville Beach restrictions on beach access, parking to expire May 8

Wrightsville Beach reopens beach with restrictions

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. (WECT) - Wrightsville Beach reopened beach access Monday with some limitations.

According to a news release, all access points, except for East Salisbury Street, and beaches will be open for individual exercising only, to include only walking, jogging, swimming and water sports.

The exercise group can not have more than ten people in it and you will need to be socially distancing during this time.

You are not permitted to sunbathe, sit on the beach, fish or play other games and activities. You won’t be able to bring beach equipment with you, including towels, blankets, chairs, tents, coolers and umbrellas. Dogs are not allowed on the beach. Restrooms will remain closed. Lifeguards will also not be on duty.

The parks and town-owned parking lots will also remain closed.

For a full list of restrictions, you can visit the Wrightsville Beach town website.

Beach patrol will enforce these restrictions and prevent gatherings. Violations are subject to a Class 2 misdemeanor, which could bring a $500 fine.

The order involving parking closures, limited beach access and short term rentals on the island will be in effect until May 8 at 5 p.m.

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