Her son, Caleb, has named it “Shelly Island” for the scores of untouched seashells that are found nearby.Dave Hallac, superintendent of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which oversees the area of Cape Point, warns that getting to the island is dangerous and that people should not attempt to walk or swim across the current to get there.
While settlement was sparse, communities developed along the Bergen Turnpike at the Three Pigeons and Maisland, later New Durham.
Since the area is a popular fishing spot, there can be many discarded fishing hooks on the sea bottom.
Bill Smith, president of the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association, also told The Virginian-Pilot that the five-foot-long sharks and stingrays “as large as a hood of a truck” like to hunt in those waters.
A new island, just off the tip of Cape Point in Buxton, N. The island is approximately a mile long and three football fields wide.
“It was just a little bump in April,” said Janice Reagan to The Virginian-Pilot.