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National Park Service Beach Access Report for September 29, 2006

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Date: September 29, 2006
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111

Hatteras Island District (Ramp 30 South to Ramp 34)

A RESOURCE PROTECTION AREA, approximately 350 feet in length, is located 0.96 miles north of Ramp 34 and will be effective on September 30, 2006. This area of the beach is narrow and a turtle nest, expected to hatch in the next two weeks, is situated high on the beach at 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 30 and 34 while this closure is in effect.

Did You Know?

Ocracoke Inlet was one of the most heavily traveled inlets in the 1700s.

In the 1700s, Ocracoke Inlet was one of the busiest inlets in the East. It was one of the few navigable waterways for ships accessing inland ports such as Elizabeth City, Edenton or New Bern. It was here that Blackbeard the pirate found the inlet's heavy shipping traffic ripe for easy pickings.