Shoreline closures to motor vehicles are seasonal or temporary with the exception of these permanent closure areas:
In general, the shoreline is open to pedestrians. Exceptions will be posted.
Boaters can expect interior bird closures, signed closed to all entry, at the inlets and points from April 1 to August 31. Boaters are encouraged to land within 0.25 miles of the inlets. This allows pedestrians to walk the inlet shoreline for access to the ocean shoreline.
Maps of North and South Core Banks which show exit ramps connecting the ocean beach and the back "road" are available on the Maps webpage.
The annual nesting reports can be found on the Wildlife Management webpage.
South Core Banks
The Coast Guard dock is closed due to hazardous conditions.
Middle Core Banks
Seasonal closure for this section remains in effect until there is no overflow of water at Old Drum Inlet during all tides/winds.
North Core Banks
Information is correct as of May 21, 2015