Final 2011 Beach Access Update for Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111
This is the final weekly beach access report for the 2011 season at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. We anticipate there will be very few additional significant changes in access since Hurricane Irene reduced the number of sea turtle nests remaining on Seashore beaches. Any significant changes in access that occur this fall or winter will be reported in a press release, as needed. Minor adjustments in access will simply be reflected in periodic updates of the Google Earth map. We appreciate your interest, your comments, and your input over the past six months.Enjoy the great fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities found on the park's fall and winter beaches!
Beach and soundside access throughout the Seashore:
·Ramps that are open to pedestrian and ORV access:Ramps 2, 4, 27, 30, 34, 38, 43, 44, 45, 49, 55, 67, 70, and 72
On-site signage provides the most accurate and current indication of public use restrictions or closures. Knowledge of tidal changes and rough surf conditions is important, as some beach areas may be inaccessible at high tide.Caution should be exercised while traveling the beaches of the park after any significant weather event. For more information, check Google Earth maps at http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/googleearthmap.htm
For additional general park information, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/caha
or call 252-473-2111.
Did You Know?
When the Home sank on Diamond Shoals off of Cape Hatteras in 1837, there were only two life jackets for all 130 people on board. Ninety people died. Congress passed the Steamboat Act the next year, requiring all vessels to carry one life jacket per passenger.