Cape Hatteras National Seashore adds lifeguard services at Frisco Day Use Area

DARE Co., N.C. – Cape Hatteras National Seashore plans to add lifeguard services at the Frisco Day Use Area starting this Memorial Day weekend.

The popular beach, located south of the village of Frisco, will be staffed with lifeguards seven days a week, between 9 am and 5 pm, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

“We are pleased to provide a fourth lifeguarded beach for park visitors.  The Frisco Day Use Area is the most appropriate spot for a fourth stand because the area is very popular and has a large parking area, boardwalk, and restroom facilities.” stated David Hallac, Superintendent, National Parks of Eastern North Carolina.

Lifeguarded beaches are the safest places to swim along the Seashore.

There are four beach locations that are staffed with lifeguards from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

The locations of the four lifeguarded beaches are:

  • Coquina Beach Day Use Area, located across from the Bodie Island Lighthouse site
  • Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Beach, adjacent to the Old Cape Hatteras Lighthouse site
  • Frisco Beach Day Use Area, located just south of Frisco Village
  • Ocracoke Beach Day Use Area, located one and a half miles south of the Seashore campground or ½ mile north of Ocracoke Village
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