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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

NPS to Host Public Meetings on Beach Access Improvements

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Date: July 9, 2013
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-475-9034

Superintendent Barclay Trimble announced plans today to add an additional public meeting to the previously announced schedule of public meetings to provide the basic information and hear questions and comments regarding the National Park Service proposal to provide new access points to facilitate public access in Cape Hatteras National Seashore as included in the Environmental Assessment (EA).

Public meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • Mon., July 15 at the South Wing of Fire Station 16, Town of Nags Head, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Tues., July 16 on Hatteras Island at the Avon Fire Hall from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Wed., July 17 on Ocracoke Island at the Ocracoke School from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

These open house format meetings 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?

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.