Traveling to the beach this summer? You want to make sure you family stays safe in the water. Here’s a list of beaches with lifeguard stations in North Carolina provided by visitnc.com.
You can also call a beach town ahead of time before your vacation to find out if lifeguards are available and if they're in close proximity to where you're staying.
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According to the site, more than 6 million will travel to North Carolina beaches this year.
Currituck County Beaches
In the Corolla area lifeguard stations are staffed daily until Labor Day from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The town of Duck staffs lifeguard stations daily from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. from now until October 31.
Southern Shores staffs lifeguard stations daily from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Drive and Chicahauk Trail through Labor Day weekend. Stations at East Dogwood Trail and 142 Ocean Blvd., from mid-June through mid- August.
Kitty Hawk has lifeguard stands daily at Byrd Street, Eckner Street, and the Kitty Hawk Bath House access from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. through Labor Day.
Kill Devil Hills
Kill Devil Hills staffs about 20 lifeguard stands daily between Helga Street and Eighth Street from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. through Labor Day.
The town of Nags Head operates 10 lifeguard stations daily from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. through Labor Day weekend.
Cape Hatters National Seashore
There are three locations at Cape Hatters National Seashore staffed with lifeguards daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. through Labor Day weekend.
In the following areas:
• Coquina Beach (across from the Bodie Island Lighthouse).
• Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Beach (just north of the lighthouse).
• Ocracoke Day Use Beach (half a mile north of Ocracoke Village).
Lifeguard stands daily from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Raleigh Avenue and Beaufort Avenue through Labor Day.
Lifeguards on duty daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. through early September at Western and Eastern beach access points.
Wrightsville Beach has 13 lifeguard stands daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. through Labor Day just south of Shell Island Resort to Albright Street.
Carolina Beach has 20 lifeguard stations along a three-mile stretch of beach. The stations are staffed Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Kure Beach has 10 lifeguard stations that are staffed from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.mn. through Labor Day that covers the beach from north to south.