New Off Road Vehicle Regulations
New off road vehicle (ORV) regulations are now in effect. Please check here for information on how to get your ORV permit More »
Beach Fire Permits are required
Beach Fire Permits are now required. These permits are free. Please check here for information on how to get your Beach Fire Permit More »
Effects of Tropical Storm Danny on Cape Hatteras National Seashore Beaches
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111 ext. 148
The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm watch that includes all of Cape Hatteras National Seashore from Ocracoke Island to town of Nags Head, NC. In preparation for potential impacts to the beaches of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the National Park Service anticipates strong surf conditions, with dangerous rip currents and possible ocean overwash and the potential for flooding in some areas, such as beach access ramps. Park visitors are encouraged to stay out of the water while the effects of Tropical Storm Danny pass by the National Seashore areas.
Did You Know?
Lightning whelks eat about one large clam per month. The whelk pries the clam open with its muscular foot, wedges the clam open with its shell, then eats the soft inside of the clam.
Lightning whelk shells, which whorl to the left, wash up on the beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.