The Village owns and maintains four public parks. In addition to offering these recreational amenities, the Village maintains several public beach accesses. A map of accesses can be viewed HERE. Click HERE for information about beach wheelchairs which may be borrowed from the Public Safety Department. The Village parks and beach accesses are maintained by the Public Works Department. If you observe maintenance needs at the parks or public beach accesses, please enter a service request or call 910-457-5422.
NOTICE: The Marina Park dock is now open to the public! The previous dock sustained significant damage during Hurricane Isais. The Village applied for FEMA funding to replace it and a temporary access and floating dock were put in place until the funding and permits were obtained. Now islanders have a larger “t” dock at the park. One side of the “t” is closed temporarily while a handrail the gangway is fabricated, the remainder is now open for all to enjoy!
111 Keelson Row
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Amenities: Event space, kayak launch, restrooms, and excellent views of the marina, creek, and Old Baldy Lighthouse. A private company rents a storage building from the Village and offers kayak rentals and guided tours for the public from this location. Call (910) 457-6844 for more information. Click HERE for the rental agreement and more details about renting this space for an event. Rentals shall only be booked one year in advance. Contact our Customer Service Representative at (910) 457-9700 ext. 1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
109 North Bald Head Wynd
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Amenities: Gazebo, picnic tables (one ADA accessible), kayak launch (ADA accessible EZ launch), small boat launch, and outdoor grill. Annual permits are issued ($150 for the year) for owners of kayaks, canoes, and small boats (non-engine) to store their watercraft at this location. There are approximately 244 spaces for canoes and kayaks. Permits are first issued to permittees who had a permit the previous year, additional permits are issued on a first come first served basis if spaces are remaining. Permits expire each December. Click HERE for more information and to access the permit application for your initial permit or annual renewal.
Requests have been made to remove the build-up of silt at the bottom of the boat ramp. Unfortunately, State regulations do not allow for this material to be removed or moved. The Village must allow nature to take its course.
REMINDER: Crab pots are not permitted to be left at the Village’s creek access. If you use crab pots in the creeks around BHI, please be advised that they must be equipped with a terrapin exclusion device (TED). For more information about TEDs view the BHI Conservancy’s brochure HERE.
Village Common Park
201 SE Beach Drive
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Village Common Park at Cape Fear Station is a Village-owned park that offers a gazebo/stage, plenty of grassy areas, and trees to have picnics. It also includes a lighthouse tower that can be climbed by children and adults where the Atlantic Ocean can be viewed from the top. Please note, that there are no public restrooms at this location. Port-a-johns and handwashing stations are often rented for organized events. Each unit is $73.62 to rent out, per event. Trash receptacles are also available to rent at $75.00 for the first two and $75.00 for each additional receptacle – bags are not included. Click HERE for the rental agreement and more details about renting this space for an event. Rentals shall only be booked one year in advance. Contact our Customer Service Representative at (910) 457-9700 ext. 1000 or email@example.com for more information.