Hatteras National Seashore Offers
Lifeguard Services for 2014 Season
Barclay Trimble announced today that Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s
(Seashore) summer lifeguard operation and services will begin Saturday,
May 24, 2014 and continue through Labor Day, Monday, September 1,
2014. The three guarded Seashore beaches include Coquina
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse beach, and Ocracoke Day Use Area.
hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., seven days a week.
National Park Service is pleased to be able to provide, along with
local entities, this valuable service for the safety of our Seashore
visitors. Family vacations are special times and we hope
will find a quiet, relaxing opportunity to enjoy the ocean and beach
environment under the watchful eye of skilled and dedicated
lifeguards,” stated Superintendent Trimble.
During the winter of
2013-2014, at a time when federal budget restraints forced tough
decisions regarding basic park operations, cooperative efforts and
partnerships led to a compromised resolution. Following
discussions between the park superintendent, Hyde County government and
the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, the two local entities agreed to
provide stop-gap funding for this summer, which enabled the
longstanding lifeguard operation for the Seashore to return to a seven
day a week reality during the busy summer season.
For park information, see http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/wateractivities.htm#Lifeguard
For additional information see: http://oceantoday.noaa.gov/ripcurrent/.