Oak Island to reopen beaches Friday morning

Public, private parking lots will remain closed

Oak Island to reopen beaches Friday morning

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (WECT) - Beaches at Oak Island will reopen to the public Friday at 6 a.m., according to Mayor Ken Thomas.

The beaches will be open for exercise only. No chairs, tables, towels, umbrellas, coolers or food will be permitted.

Those who participate in the allowed exercise activities (walking, jogging, and biking) will have to abide by strict social distancing measures. No exercise group can exceed ten people.

Sunbathing, sitting, fishing, games, and all other activities will not be permitted, town officials say.

The Cabana restroom facility will remain closed.

All public parking lots, and all private parking lots used for access to the beach, will remain closed. Any unattended vehicles found in those lots will be towed.

All town public parks and recreational facilities remain closed.

All public boat ramps and kayak launches and their associated public parking spots remain closed.

All estuary, sound side, and inlet water accesses within the town will be closed to all persons.

An ordinance amended the state of emergency already in place, which will remain in effect until further notice.

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