Is public access to the South end of Topsail in jeopardy?
There a possibility that public access to the beach around the South end of Topsail will be negatively impacted by the potential closing off of the public parking lot nearby. The Topsail Town Board tabled discussion on the matter of a lease requested by the propery owners where visitors have been parking for free for over 20 years.
The Southern tip of Topsail Island is probably the most visited area on the island by fisherpeople, walkers, shell hunters, bird watchers, and sunbathers. We all need to encourage the town to provide for the public interest in this area by leasing parking and keeping the access open.