A fourth beach along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore will add lifeguard services starting this Memorial Day weekend.
The national park announced Monday the Frisco Day Use Area will have lifeguards seven days a week, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., through Labor Day.
David Hallac, superintendent of National Parks of Eastern North Carolina, said in a statement, “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.”
The park already has lifeguards at the following locations:
- 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.
- Ocracoke Beach Day Use Area: Located a mile and a half south of the Seashore campground or a half mile north of Ocracoke Village.