Sunset Beach leaders vote to open beach Wednesday

Sunset Beach leaders vote to open beach Wednesday
The Sunset Beach Town Council will have a special meeting on Monday, September 19 for the five candidates who have applied for the towns vacant mayor's seat. 

SUNSET BEACH, N.C. (WECT) - Leaders in Sunset Beach vote to open the beach starting Wednesday at noon for exercise only.

Sunset Beach mayor Shannon Phillips said the beach will open for swimming, running, walking and surfing May 6. There will be no public parking or bathrooms available.

Leaders say they will open the beach with full access on May 15, which includes opening up public parking lots and restrooms.

Short-term and long-term rentals will be allowed starting May 22.

Phillips said all special events for the month of May are canceled due to COVID-19.

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