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KDH Dedicates Accessible Beach

A grand opening ceremony was held recently to dedicate the William “Bill” Pitt Accessible Beach at the Ocean Bay Boulevard Beach Bathhouse, 103 South Virginia Dare Trail, in Kill Devil Hills.

The first wheelchair accessible beach access in the town, the project was named in memory of former Commissioner Bill Pitt to recognize his community involvement and devotion in Kill Devil Hills.

“It is also in acknowledgement for Bill’s many achievements as a former elected official and community leader, particularly his leadership role in beach nourishment, according to the town. “Taking measures to preserve our beach and ensuring that everyone be granted an opportunity to enjoy it was essential to Bill. He was extremely passionate about his community and making Kill Devil Hills a great place to live, work, and play.”

Added to the beach access was a wooden handicap ramp that allows wheelchairs to travel from the beach access parking lot to the sand, several fixed position mats and roll out mats on the sand that eases wheelchair entry onto the beach.  The town has four beach wheelchairs available for use made to be pushed through the sand.

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