Who Owns The Beach?

Did you know public beaches in our state are defined as anything below the high tide line?

It's expected rising ocean levels will likely push the high-tide line along our coast more inland. So what happens when private oceanfronts erode, and what's the line between public and private property rights?

Those are some of the issues addressed in Greenville this week, at the coastal resources commission meeting. Officials are working to prepare for the future through beach and inlet management plans, discussing sand ownership and rights of access, as well as land use plans.

Check out proposed coastal rules and policy changes by clicking on the related link below.


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  • by Fred Location: New Bern on Dec 1, 2007 at 09:02 AM
    I,m A beach going person for 40 year,s now Its getting hard to find a beach with parking before 12,oclock noon.Developeing the beach must stop.there is very little beach left for the next genertaion !!!!!Big money people need to back too where they came from!!!!!!
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