Cape Chronicle Newsletter - August 20, 2020

August 20, 2020 Posted by: Mike Barber
Abridged edition of the Cape Chronicle e-newsletter. To subscribe to the full e-newsletter, email e-mail us.

Photos of the Week
South Point on Ocracoke Island with one person and a vehicle in background.
Access to South Point on Ocracoke Island was fully restored on Tuesday afternoon.

White-tailed deer frolicking behind the primary dune north of Ramp 30 on Hatteras Island.
White-tailed deer frolics behind primary dune north of Ramp 30 on Hatteras Island.

Seashore Updates
  • With 451,849 recreational visits last month, Cape Hatteras National Seashore experienced the highest level of July visitation since 2003, and the fourth-highest level of July visitation since the establishment of the Seashore in 1953. Last month’s visitation is an increase of almost 3% over last July.
  • It is very important for all beach visitors to check the rip current forecast before heading to the beach. Go to: Visitors can also sign up for ocean safety text messages by texting ‘Join OBXBeachConditions’ to 30890. Text ‘STOP’ to 30890 when you no longer want to receive updates.
  • 220 sea turtles have nested on seashore beaches this season, so far. Be on the lookout for nesting female sea turtles and report any sightings to our hotline at 252-216-6892. To learn about upcoming sea turtle nest excavations, call 252-475-9629.
  • Looking for the status of Cape Hatteras National Seashore facilities and services? Visit The Operational Status Report provides the most up-to-date information and conditions for Cape Hatteras
  • Visitors should practice the Three W’s – Wear. Wait. Wash. Wear a cloth face covering when social distancing cannot be maintained. Wait 6 feet apart. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.


Last updated: August 20, 2020

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