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 »
Things To Know Before You Come
Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a beautiful and amazing place to explore. Planning ahead can often help ensure a fun trip. We want your visit to the seashore to be safe and enjoyable. Explore the links above to learn important things you need to know before and after you arrive. For more information, please read our FAQs or contact one of our park visitor centers.
Unfortunately, crime happens in the park--if you observe a crime in progress, call 911; if you have information about a crime, you can contact our law enforcement staff directly at (252) 473-2111 or anonymously through the Dare Community Crime Line.
Did You Know?
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, a Globally Important Bird Area, is a critical natural landform along the Atlantic Flyway - serving as a major resting and feeding grounds for migratory birds. More...