Ocean Isle Beach Land Conservancy, in cooperation with the Town, designed and has built a park on Shallotte Boulevard at the old ferry landing on the east end of the island. In 2007, the town of Ocean Isle Beach received $278,891 from the grant program of the Division of Coastal Management’s (DCM) Public Beach and Coastal Waterfront Access Program for the Shallotte Boulevard Recreation area now called Ferry Landing Park. According to DCM, the division awards about $1 million a year in matching grants to local governments for projects to improve pedestrian access to beaches and waterways. Funding comes from the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund.
We are pleased to inform you that this joint project (OIBLC-Town)has been completed. The Ocean Isle Beach Land Conservancy has built and funded the gazebo, picnic tables, benches, bike rack and flagpole at the park.
Above image - The large box with an X is the Gazebo (20x20) and the gray stripe above the street is the 4' wide wooden walking path. At the end of the walking path are steps to the sand. The dark portion at the left of the picture is the 8' wide public walking pier leading to the fixed 40'x10' pier. On both sides of this entire priject are wetlands. Beyond the walking path to the right (not shown) are the parking areas. To see more pictures of this project,
The OIBLC and the Town of Ocean Isle are currently trying to gain permission from the state to conserve and lease a 15+ acre island to the left of Ferry Landing Park. This has been an ongoing project for the last two and a half years. Once the permission has been obtained, a nature trail linking our island with the 15+ acre island tract is our next project.
The Ocean Isle Beach Land Conservancy in conjunction with the Town of Ocean Isle constructed both a children’s playground adjacent to the Museum of Coastal Carolina and a gazebo at Ferry Landing Park and a small park on the ocean side of Shallotte Blvd. The Ocean Isle Beach Land Conservancy provided the funding for all the equipment and the Town of Ocean Isle Beach provided the land, ground fill, fencing and landscaping. The projects are complete. For more pictures, click on the News page.
These eco-friendly structures contain 9,913 recycled milk jugs.
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Ferry Landing park had a tidal surge because of Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. A lot of the landscape timbers were lifted up. The town promptly fixed all the problems from the storm and within days everyone was fishing off the pier and enjoying the area once again.