National Park Service Beach Access Report for October 11, 2006
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111
Bodie Island District (North of Ramp 27)
A RESOURCE protection area, approximately 350 feet in length, is located 2.1 miles north of Ramp 27 and will be effective on October 11, 2006. This area of the beach is narrow and a turtle nest, expected to hatch in the next 2 weeks, is situated high on the beach near the edge of the dune line. No bypass between the nest and dunes can be effectively established, resulting in a full beach closure in the vicinity of the nest. ORV and pedestrian access is open on either side of the closure, but there will be no through access between Ramps 27 and 23 while this closure is in effect.
Did You Know?
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.