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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

NPS Hosts Public Meetings on Proposal for Additional Beach Access Areas

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Date: July 3, 2013
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-475-9034

Superintendent Barclay Trimble announced plans today to conduct two public meetings to provide the basic information and to hear questions and comments regarding the National Park Service proposal to provide new access points to facilitate public access in Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Public meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, July 16 on Hatteras Island at the Avon Fire Hall from 3:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Wed., July 17 on Ocracoke Island at the Ocracoke School from 3:00 – 6:00 pm

This open house format meeting will provide an opportunity to view maps and information and interact with park staff who will answer questions.The general public is invited to attend.

For further information, please contact the Public Affairs Office in Manteo, NC at 252-475-9034 or 252-473-2111.

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Did You Know?

The Principal Lightkeeper's Quarters and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move toward their new homes, a safer distance from the ocean.

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick structure ever moved. When it was built in 1870, it stood 1,500 feet from the shore. By 1999, the lighthouse was within 100 feet of the ocean. To protect it from the encroaching sea, it was moved inland a total of 2,900 feet over a 23-day period.