Wheelchair-friendly beach mat returns to sand in Carolina Beach

Volunteers with Ocean Cure lay wheelchair-friendly beach mat in front of Carolina Beach Boardwalk on May 15, 2021. (Photo: Ocean Cure)

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The wheelchair-accessible beach mat has returned to the sand in front of the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.

Volunteers with non-profit Ocean Cure spent Saturday laying down the mat.

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The organization has been doing this since 2017 during summer months. However, they faced issues with the state last year about compliance issues.

The mats will stay through Labor Day, weather permitting.