Carteret County
Shore Protection Office

P.O. Box 4297
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
(252) 222 5835
Fax (252) 393 6639
Cell (252) 241 3264

Greg "rudi" Rudolph
Shore Protection Manager


Morehead City Harbor Interim Operation Plan (2014)

(channel maintenance w/ concurrent beach nourishment summary & updates)

Link -

Carteret County's Coastal Mapping Portal

Welcome to the Carteret County Shore Protection Office webpage at "www. protectthebeach .com"! This is your "one stop shop" for information concerning beach preservation efforts along the beautiful beaches of Carteret County. The "Beach Preservation Plan" link on your left provides an overview of all the beach restoration projects that are being undertaken within the County and how these many projects fit into a comprehensive preservation plan. Project specific details are also available via the many links within the "Beach Preservation Plan" site. Project updates for any projects currently under construction are also provided along the left-handed margin. The "Monitoring" link to your left will help you navigate through the biological and physical monitoring efforts that are being conducted in relation to these beach restoration projects. Actually, many of the decisions and overall direction of beach preservation within the County stems from the Beach Commission, which is an eleven member group appointed by the County Board of Commissioners. Information concerning the Beach Commission's membership and meeting summaries can be viewed at the "Beach Commission" link. Looking for an access point along the beaches of Bogue Banks? Then don't forget to visit the "Public Beach Access" link for maps of the entire island delineating the location of all public access and parking points. And lastly, the "Newsletters" link will enable you to access the monthly Shorelines articles that appear in the Island Review magazine. For recent news around the State with a Carteret County focus, visit the "Beach News" link also located within the left hand margin. The Carteret County Shore Protection Office is located within the Crystal Coast Visitor Center at the base of the Cameron Langston Bridge ("Emerald Isle Bridge"), 263 Highway 58. Our contact information is listed in the bottom left margin if you have any questions or comments.


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