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The beach blog contains short updates on beach access and conditions. To see current beach access information, go to On the Beach Blog, you will also find previous issues of the Cape Chronicle e-newsletter. The Cape Chronicle newsletter is now published via email and social media. If you'd like to subscribe to the Cape Chronicle newsletter, email

Memorial Day Weekend - Enjoying Cape Hatteras National Seashore

May 21, 2019 Posted by: Mike Barber

National Park Service staff at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) are looking forward to welcoming visitors from all around the world this Memorial Day weekend.


Trip Tips: Where is Shelly Island?

March 13, 2018 Posted by: Mike Barber

The sandbar commonly known as “Shelly Island,” which first appeared off Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) in the spring of 2017, did not make it into the new year.


Photographs from the Dedication of Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area

February 28, 2018 Posted by: Mike Barber

On April 24, 1958, at 11:30 am, a ceremony to dedicate Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area was held at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, followed by a 2:30 pm ceremony at Coquina Beach.


Last updated: November 8, 2016

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