Cape Hatteras announces new beach access opening in Buxton

Buxton Beach_1558031334153.jpg

HATTERAS, N.C. (WAVY) — A new beach access and parking area is opening along North Carolina’s Outer Banks next week.

Officials with the Cape Hatteras National Seashore said in a news release the new Buxton Beach Access, located at the end of Old Lighthouse Road, will have a 50-car parking lot and non-slip wheelchair beach access mat.

The access point, which once served as a U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard base, will open on May 24.

The area will have portable restrooms until a permanent facility — equipped with showers and other upgrades — can be developed.

Officials said the new area is one of 29 projects the National Park Service approved in November 2013.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

WAVY Twitter Widget

***Don’t Miss Module Removal CSS***

WAVY Facebook