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Western Ocean Regional Access - WORA

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Located 0.4 miles from the B. Cameron Langston Bridge, at 9803 Louise Avenue, off Islander Drive and beside Queen's Court Condominiums. Home of Emerald Isle's Summer Concert Series.

Seasons & Hours

Open year-round from sunrise to sunset.


Leashed pets allowed; must be on a six-foot leash. Owners are subject to pooper scooper law. $50 fine for violators.


Lifeguards are on duty from 10 am to 5:30 pm from April through September this year at the Western Ocean Regional Access (WORA). Paid parking is $2 to $4 an hour, based on time of year and day of the week. The maximum amount for one vehicle per day is $16. Vehicles should be parked in a space before payment can be made using the Passport smartphone app or by utilizing one of the two kiosks on site. Reservations are not accepted, and it is first-come, first-serve.

View educational videos on how to pay using the app and the kiosk.


  • Beach Access
  • Bike Rack
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Parking for 168 Cars
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Restrooms
  • Grills
  • Showers
  • 2 Volleyball Courts
  • Seasonal Lifeguard


From the intersection of Highway 24 and 58 proceed across the B. Cameron Langston Bridge. After the first traffic light, make the first right-hand turn onto Islander Drive. Proceed on Islander Drive to the sign for the Public Beach Access. Turn right into the parking lot. Located beside Queen's Court Condominiums.