WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – The Town of Carolina Beach has brought in millions of dollars’ worth of revenue from Freeman Park without owning the vast majority of the land at the North End. But the land the town does claim ownership over has been questioned in the past and was, at one point, listed as ‘disputed’ by the county.
The Town of Carolina Beach controls access to Freeman Park for vehicles, it sells passes for visitors and residents, and allows camping on the beach – for a fee.
Yet, the land at the park is not located in the town limits, and is, for the most part, not owned by the town. In North Carolina beaches are considered public and can’t be restricted.
So what gives the town