New Off Road Vehicle Regulations
New off road vehicle (ORV) regulations are now in effect. Please check here for information on how to get your ORV permit More »
Beach Fire Permits are required
Beach Fire Permits are now required. These permits are free. Please check here for information on how to get your Beach Fire Permit More »
Ramp 44 Reopens to Pedestrian Access
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111
Superintendent Mike Murray announces that effective Tuesday, June 12, 2012, Ramp 44 and 0.2 of a mile south of the ramp, has reopened to pedestrian access.In addition, the beach between Ramp 43 and Ramp 44 has reverted to the prenesting area configuration and is open to pedestrian shoreline access below the high tide line.Pets and kites are prohibited on the shoreline adjacent to the prenesting area. Ramp 43 remains open with ORV and pedestrian access 0.4 of a mile north.
Ramp 45 and the Interdunal Road remain closed to ORV and pedestrian access.
For information on areas within the Seashore that remain open for recreational uses, see:
http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/off-road-vehicle-use.htmor call 252-473-2111.
Did You Know?
The beaches along Cape Hatteras National Seashore sparkle at night.
When you kick the sand, you disturb tiny dinoflagellates like seasparkle, magnified in the picture to the left. A chemical reaction causes them to glow with a blue-green light.