• Spring-time view of the seashore, with shorebirds returning to the surf.

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Ramp 27 Reopens to ORV Access

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Date: July 6, 2012
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111

The National Park Service announces that effective Friday, July 6, 2012, Ramp 27 and approximately 1.0 mile of beach north of the ramp have reopened to ORV access.An upper beach prenesting area remains in effect just north of the ramp, with an ORV and pedestrian access corridor open on the lower beach.

For more information on areas within the Seashore that are open for recreational uses, see: http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/off-road-vehicle-use.htm or call 252-473-2111.

Did You Know?

The Principal Lightkeeper's Quarters and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move toward their new homes, a safer distance from the ocean.

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick structure ever moved. When it was built in 1870, it stood 1,500 feet from the shore. By 1999, the lighthouse was within 100 feet of the ocean. To protect it from the encroaching sea, it was moved inland a total of 2,900 feet over a 23-day period.