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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Annual Seasonal Village Beach Closed to Vehicles April 1

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Date: March 29, 2013
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-475-9000

Superintendent Trimble announced today the annual closing of seasonal ORV routes in front of village beaches will take place on April 1, 2013.In accordance with the ORV Management Plan for Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the following seasonal ORV routes close annually to vehicles from April 1 through October 31.These areas remain open to pedestrian use.

Hatteras Island:

·0.1 mile south of Rodanthe Pier to Ramp 23 (Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo)

·Ramp 34 to Ramp 38 (Avon)

·East Frisco boundary to west Frisco boundary (Frisco village beach)

·East Hatteras boundary to Ramp 55 (Hatteras village beach)

Ocracoke Island:

·0.5 mile northeast of Ramp 68 to Ramp 68 (Ocracoke Campground area)

For more information on beach access, see the Google Earth map posted on the Seashore's website at:http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/googleearthmap.htmor call 252-475-9000.

-NPS-

Did You Know?

This artist's rendering shows the U.S.S. Monitor foundering in a storm off of Cape Hatteras in December 1862.

The U.S.S. Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras during a storm in December 1862. The wreck's location was a mystery until 1973 when a research vessel found the ship 16 miles off the cape in 230 feet of water. In 1975, the Monitor was named the nation’s first National Marine Sanctuary.