New restrooms coming to Ocracoke Day Use Area

Ocracoke Day Use Area is a popular Ocracoke Island destination because of its beautiful beach. Lifeguards patrol the beach between Memorial Day and Labor Day. [NPS photo]

Work has begun on a project to replace the restroom facilities at the Ocracoke Day Use Area.

The construction, by contractor APEX Construction, Inc. of Ocean City, Maryland, should be complete by mid-June, National Park Service spokesman Mike Barber said in a news release.

The new facility, estimated to cost $349,000, will be fully accessible.

During the construction phase, portable restrooms will be available at the Ocracoke Day Use Area. Cape Hatteras National Seashore visitors will continue to have access to the parking lot and boardwalk.

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