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 »
Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a beautiful place to visit. But like any place full of natural wonders, there are some safety considerations to keep in mind.
Ocean Swimming Safety
Insects at Cape Hatteras
Avoiding the "OUCH"!
The Danger of Heat and Humidity
What to Do During a Hurricane Watch (watch meaning that a hurricane is possible within 36 hours):
What to Do During a Hurricane Warning (warning meaning that a hurricane is expected within 24 hours or less):
Did You Know?
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.