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High tides could wash out some holiday plans at Freeman Park

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — High tides could wash out some Labor Day plans at one area beach.

The Town of Carolina Beach says during high tides some parts of Freeman Park are completely impassable, as water comes all the way up to the sand dunes. With as many as 7,000 people expected on the North End this weekend, the town is worried about the conditions.

Freeman Park is one of the only places you can drive your car and camp on the sand, but Carolina Beach Town Manager Michael Cramer says recent storms have caused beach erosion in some places. Now during high tide, Zones 10-14 and 18 are impassable. So Cramer says this weekend they will close off those zones to campers, because they do not want them to be caught off guard.

“We’re also a little afraid of people getting to the farthest breeches of the northern end and not being able to get back, because there will be times that they’ll be impassable,” Cramer said. “They will be stranded out there for as many as four hours.”


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