Grants Awarded

The Public Beach and Coastal Waterfront Access Program provides funding for land acquisition and construction to improve pedestrian access to the state's beaches and waterways.
Current Grant Awards

Current Grant Awards




Local Government Project Grant Amount
 Belville  Brunswick Riverwalk Park, a new non-motorized boat launch and replacement of the existing, damaged motorized boat ramp dock. $191,550.00
Bertie County  Bertie Tall Glass of Water (TGOW) Project Phase I, Installation of ADA accessible solar powered restrooms, paved parking and walkway, and a beach access ramp and 200 liner feet of beach mats to access a sand beach on the Chowan River.  $146,772.00
Caswell Beach Regional Access Handicapped Rebuild, Rebuild and upgrade the only handicapped access point at the Town Regional Access site.  $44,600.00
Craven County Creekside Park, Repairs to an existing pier along Brice Creek.  New amenities include a floating dock to which the existing kayak launch will be attached, and two fishing platforms. $88,500.00
Holly Ridge  Morris Landing Restrooms, an environmentally friendly selfcomposting restroom as part of the Morris Landing Access site to the Intracoastal Waterway.    $80,713.00
Kill Devil Hills  Moore Shores Estuarine Access, Installation of parking, walkway, and a pier with terminus gazebo and canoe/kayak launch on Kitty Hawk Bay. $89,769.00
Morehead City  Kayak Launch at S. 10th Street, Install ADA kayak launch at existing  access site that provides access to Harbor Channel and Bogue Sound.  $33,750.00
Murfreesboro  Murfree's Landing Phase II, Installation of a canoe/kayak launch, riprap revetment, parking, and lighting at Murfree's Landing (formerly King's Landing) along the Meherrin River. $170,000.00
NC Coastal Reserve Currituck Banks Reserve Boardwalk, Replacement of boardwalk decking, and structural joists and pilings as needed for an access that ends at a viewpoint along the Currituck Sound.  $122,329.00
Ocean Isle Beach  Chadburn Street Beach Access Replacement, Rebuild the existing Chadburn Street Access.  $27,463.00
Pasquotank County Pasquotank River Public Access Improvement Phase IV, Replacement of boardwalk decking, and handrails, piles and stringers along the Pasquotank River and a connecting canal. $89,925.00
Swansboro  Extension of the Bicentennial Park boardwalk and the addition of four public day docks adjacent to historic downtown Swansboro.  Project also includes the purchase of a permanent easement for the use of the riparian rights of a neighboring property.   $142,350.00


Past Grant Awards Access Grant Map

Access Grant Map

This interactive map highlights grants issued by the N.C. Division of Coastal Management's Public Beach and Waterfront Access Grant Program. This program was developed in 1981, however the map currently only displays grants issued from 2014-2020. Click on the map to learn more.


Related Funding Sources

The Public Beach and Waterfront Access grant encourages applicants to leverage grant funds by allowing other state and federal funding sources to be used by local governments as a cash match, provided that the funds are not already being used to match grants by other state or federal agencies. 

To the right, is a list of related state funding sources whose project types align with our grant program.  

Please contact your District Planner for questions about leveraging grant funds.