The Off-Road Corridor includes the beach route from Race Point Lighthouse in Provincetown to Head of the Meadow Beach in Truro. Coast Guard Beach to Longnook Beach in Truro is open for night fishing only. See designated off-road routes and definitions on the maps and diagrams. Travel may be restricted at the discretion of park rangers because of changing beach conditions and/or shorebird nesting activity.
For enjoyment of Cape Cod National Seashore's off-road route today and in future years, every operator must know, understand and abide by all seashore regulations.
All ORV traffic is limited to the backshore area of the beach, a marked corridor defined by a 10 foot offset from the spring high tide line to the berm crest at the normal high tide line. Check with rangers if in doubt. All applicable federal and state laws and regulations apply and are enforceable. Foreshore and foredune areas are off limits to ORVs EXCEPT travel in the foreshore area when passing a beach cut where no backshore portion of the beach exists. Driving through inner dune routes, posted shorebird nesting areas and lifeguard-protected beaches is prohibited.
ORV Corridor Rules and Regulations
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Driving Season & Hours:
The ORV corridor is open from April 15 through November 15. Portions of the beach may be temporarily closed to driving because of changing beach conditions and/or shorebird nesting activity.
Right of Way & Safety:
When two vehicles meet on the beach, the operator of the vehicle with the water on the right has the right of way. Riding on fenders, tailgate, roof, or any exterior portion of a vehicle not designed to carry passengers is prohibited.
All applicable State and Federal roadways laws, including OUI and open containers, will be strictly enforced.
Last updated: October 6, 2017