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DR CIRCLE 4 5 SOUTH RIDGE LN NORTH RIDGE LN COWRIE LN SCOTCH BONNET LN JOHNNIE MERCER'S PIER MALLARD ST CONCH LN LUMINA AVE. N BERMUDA DR + 1 1 2 3 SAND DOLLAR LN 6 MOORE'S INLET ST 2 3 8 Wrightsville Beach Town Map & Useful Information Police, Fire, Ambulance, Emergency Wrightsville Beach Police (Non-Emergency) .910-256-7945 Wilmington Police . 910-343-3600 Wrightsville Beach Fire Dept. (Non-Emergency) .910-256-7920 Wilmington Fire Dept. .910-341-7846 Wrightsville Beach Public Works . 910-256-7935 SURFING Surfing is always prohibited in the following areas: Within 350 feet of Johnnie Mercer’s Fishing Pier and Crystal Pier Within 100 feet of the Masonboro Inlet Jetty From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, surfing is prohibited in a 600- to 750-foot stretch of ocean in front of each lifeguard stand whenever lifeguards are on duty; typically 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. These “no surf” zones are marked by black-and-white checkered flags. ANIMALS No animals are allowed on the beach strand from April 1 to September 30. Pets must be kept on a leash at all times on the island. Pet owners are required to clean up their animals’ waste and must carry a bag to dispose of the waste. LITTER No glass containers, fires or cooking devices are allowed on the beach strand at any time. Numerous containers for litter are provided up and down the strand. VEGETATION The removal of sea oats or any other vegetation is prohibited year-round. VEHICLES No vehicles are allowed on the beach strand or the berm system year-round. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Public consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited year-round. Carrying an open alcoholic beverage container is also prohibited. No glass containers are allowed on the beach. BICYCLES Every person riding a bicycle shall be subject to all laws of this state applicable to vehicles. Bicycles are not allowed on sidewalks or The Loop. Bicyclists must also ride in a single-file line, as close to the right-hand side of the road as possible. Rip Current Rip currents are formed when waves break near the shoreline, piling up water between the breaking waves and the beach. A rip current is a narrow jet of water moving offshore, roughly perpendicular to the shoreline Flags designating the threat of rip currents are posted on Wrightsville Beach lifeguard stands. Green flags signal calm conditions, yellow flags urge caution, red flags warn of dangerous conditions. HANDICAPPED ACCESS There are eight ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) handicapped accesses at Wrightsville Beach. They are: Access 2 (2698 North Lumina Avenue) Access 3 (2498 North Lumina Avenue) Access 4 (2398 North Lumina Avenue) Access 8 (1800 North Lumina Avenue) Access 16 (25 East Salisbury Street) Access 36 (650 South Lumina Avenue) Access 43 (1000 South Lumina Avenue). The public restrooms on the beach strand are ADA accessible. In addition, the town has two sand wheelchairs that are available for use at no charge. Advanced reservations are recommended. For more information, call 910-256-7925. FISHING License required A saltwater fishing license is required for all recreational fishing in coastal waters. A coastal recreational fishing license (CRFL) is required for recreational fishing in North Carolina’s coastal waters. The license is required for everyone 16 years old and up fishing in the state’s sounds, coastal rivers, tributaries and ocean. Licenses can be purchased through the Wildlife Resources Commission or the Division of Marine Fisheries, in person and online, plus at most bait and tackle shops at an annual cost of $15 for N.C. residents and $30 for out-of-state visitors. Lifetime and 10-day licenses are also available. Local regulations Fishing is not allowed from the Banks Channel Bridge at any time. Fishing is allowed from the north side of the Salisbury Street Bridge from October 1 through March 31. Fishing on the beach strand is not permitted within 500 yards of Johnnie Mercer’s Pier and commercial gear can’t be used within 300 yards of the Masonboro Jetty at the south end. Shellfishing is limited in the area due to the potential of polluted waters. Fishing agents suggest calling first to make sure the area is open. A 24-hour hotline is available from the Division of Marine Fisheries with all regulation information at 800-682-2632. N.C. Ferry System 800-293-3779 N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher 910-772-0500 Wrightsville Beach Chamber of Commerce 910-256-8116 Wrightsville Beach Museum 910-256-2569 Wrightsville Beach Post Office 910-256-0159 Wrightsville Beach Town Hall 910-256-7900 Wrightsville Beach Visitors Center 910-256-8116 Wrightsville Beach Magazine & Lumina News 910-256-6569 CALL 911 ©Sozo8,Inc. use only with permission. 37 www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com WBM


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