The grand opening for a new boat ramp in Emerald Isle took place Friday morning.
The new 23 acre boat access will be the largest on the North Carolina coast. There are four launch ramps, 18 single-vehicle parking spaces and 112 vehicle/trailer parking spaces.
It is located on the Bogue Sound, along Highway 58, between Mile Marker 17.5 and 18, adjacent to Chapel By The Sea.
The project is the result of a partnership between state and local government.