New Beach Access

Labor day is a great day to go to the beach, and this year there?s one more beach out there that is wheelchair accessible. Thanks to the efforts of Dave Mims, Frisco Beach on Cape Hatteras National Seashore now sports a new beach ramp.

Dave was frustrated that the only way his daughter (who uses a wheelchair) could access their favorite beach was for him to carry her down the steps at the beach access point. Over the years this became tiring, so Dave wrote to the National Park Service to see how they could fix it. Of course there was a lot of red tape to wade through, but in the end Dave got the permit and raised the $3,900 to build the new access ramp.

The ramp opened this summer.

So, check it out next time you are in the Outer Banks. It?s located on Highway 12 near milepost 69.

Good work, Dave.

And Happy Labor Day.