Beach Etiquette 101 on Ocean Isle Beach
You may have noticed but these days it, appears that good manners and etiquette have gone by the wayside. So maybe it is time for a little refresher on the proper beach etiquette and to review a few of the local ordinances and laws that visitors to Ocean Isle Beach need to know. So, let's get started with everything you need to know and share to have a great beach experience this summer on Ocean Isle Beach.
Local rules and regulations
Ocean Isle Beach, like most beaches, has certain rules and regulations to ensure visitors have a safe and fun time while still protecting our beautiful beaches and wildlife. Here are five rules everyone needs to know. For a complete list of Ocean Isle Beach rules click here.
1. STAY OFF THE DUNES! Preserve fragile dune vegetation. ($100 fine).
2. ABSOLUTELY NO FIREWORKS - N.C. State Law $500 fine. Sky lanterns are also prohibited.
3. No digging holes on beach strand larger than 16" deep x 5’ wide. Shovels (other than toy shovels intended for use by children) are prohibited on beach strand. Holes must be attended to AT ALL TIMES and filled back in before leaving the beach strand or 7:00 p.m., whichever occurs first.
4. All dogs must be leashed or fenced at all times. NO DOGS allowed on beach strand from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day. No dogs allowed at any time in Public Access/Parking Areas. Pooper Scooper Ordinance in effect.
5. IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE PLACEMENT OF ITEMS ON THE BEACH: ABSOLUTELY NO CABANAS, CANOPIES, TENTS OR AWNINGS ARE ALLOWED ON THE BEACH AT ANY TIME. Umbrellas, as well as *infant pop-up tents, are permissible. (*no larger than 46” L x 36” D x 36”H). All beach equipment and personal items must be removed from the beach strand on a daily basis. In order to keep our beach safe and clean, all items left unattended and remaining on the beach between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. will be classified as abandoned and removed and disposed of by the Town. All beach equipment shall be set at least ten (10) feet from any sea turtle nest or dune vegetation and cannot be placed seaward of the nest. Â Failure to comply with these regulations will result in a civil penalty of $50 for each offense.
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