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Carolina Sands Homeowners Association 926 Riptide Lane
Carolina Beach NC 28428


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  • Architectural Approval Form

  • Restrictions

  • Carolina Sands is governed under the North Carolina Planned Community Act of 1999.
  • Policy on clubhouse use for residents: The clubhouse may be reserved by residents for private functions before Memorial Day and after the date that the pool closes in the fall, which may vary from year-to-year based on weather conditions. No reservations can be accepted between these two dates because restroom/clubhouse access may not be denied to users during the pool’s busy season. Use the reservation form (pdf) to reserve the clubhouse. You may also get a copy of this form from any Board member.  This form and a damage deposit check for $75.00 must be left with a Board member prior to the event. If decorating the clubhouse, do not use duct or cellophane tape on walls or doors.  Painter’s tape should be used instead.  Upon inspection of the property after the event, and proper clean-up by the user, the check will be returned to the resident.  No food is to be left in the clubhouse.

  • Pool Key. For keys (pool/tennis court) information or to report a lost key, please contact Lynn Barbee at, 919-395-6114.

    Upon purchase of property, one FOB for the clubhouse and one regular key for the tennis court will be issued. A second key for the tennis court may be purchased at a charge of $5.00. There is a limit of two of these keys per lot. Only one FOB will be issued per property.

    To replace a lost FOB or key, there is a $25.00 fee. Original FOB will be deactivated when lost. 

    Under no circumstances will FOB or key be issued to tenants. The tenant must contact the homeowner or property manager to obtain them. Homeowner or property manager is responsible for FOB and key issued to tenant and must have them returned to them at the end of the property lease. 

  • Pool Rules and Playground Regulations.  The pool is open from dawn to dusk, and the clubhouse and playground are open until 10:00 pm.  In order to access the pool and clubhouse, you must use your pool key.  Children under the age of sixteen are restricted from using the pool unless accompanied by an adult over the age of eighteen.  Young children may not be left alone in the clubhouse at any time.  Children in diapers must use “swimmies”.  If a child should have a bowel movement in the pool, a Board member must be immediately notified and the pool closed down until our pool service can test the water and guarantee that it is safe for swimming.  No food or drink is allowed in the pool.  No glass containers are allowed in the pool area.  Residents are responsible for cleaning up any spills or debris caused by them.  Umbrellas must be closed after use.  No skateboards may be used in the pool area or on the tennis court.

No pets are allowed in the pool or playground area.

  • Swimming Lessons may be offered each year at the discretion of the Board.  If you are interested in signing up for these lessons, please contact any member of the Board.

  • Transfer Fee. There is a $25 transfer fee to be paid to CSHA whenever a lot is sold in Carolina Sands. This is collected at closing, and should appear on closing statements. The fee covers costs the CSHA expenses associated with database entry, address changes and keys issued.
  • Refuse Removal.   Waste Industries, Inc. removes household refuse.  Only refuse in the proper container will be removed.  Refuse should be placed in the roll-out container and recyclables in the blue container by 7:00 am on the regular collection day of Tuesday.   The containers must be brought in after collection and placed in an area that is not visible from the street or to your adjoining neighbors.  If you need to dispose of large items, such as appliances, please contact The Town of Carolina Beach at (910) 458-2999.

Rules for Recycling (mandated by the State as of 1/01/10)

Waste Industries accepts the following:

  • mixed paper
  • newspaper
  • magazines
  • telephone books
  • cardboard
  • plastic
  • cans (aluminum & steel)

They do not accept plastic bags.  For disposal of items not listed above, call the New Hanover Landfill at (910) 341-4373. 

Recycling bins are emptied every week.  To find out more about recycling in Carolina Beach, and to view or download the schedule, see the town's page here.

How Do I Recycle?

  1. Remove and discard lids and caps from glass and plastic containers (paper labels do not need to be removed).
  2. Drain and rinse liquid from all containers before placing them in your recycle bin.
  3. Crush plastic bottles as much as possible.
  4. Store newspapers together. Separate from other materials to keep them clean and dry. Put them in a paper grocery sack before placing them in your bin.

Cleaning up after pets.

In order to maintain a clean and safe community, we ask our residents and visitors to comply with the following rules, which apply to all areas of the Town. 

Vegetation Removal (tree limbs, pine straw, etc.)

The Town has a set schedule for removing vegetation. You can access the dates on the following link.

Please Note: If this work is done by a contractor, it is the contractor's responsibility to remove these items.

Freeman Park Pet Regulations.  Dogs are required to be on a leash from April 1st to September 30.  From October 1st to March 31, dogs are allowed off a leash so long as they remain under voice command and the owner is within a reasonable distance from the pet.  For further information, please contact the Carolina Beach Police Department at 458-2540.