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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

Ocean over wash already creating beach driving hazards

September 22, 2022 Posted by: Michael Barber

Ocean over wash from distant Hurricane Fiona is already creating beach driving hazards at many ramps. Cape Hatteras staff report that there is very little drivable beach on Ocracoke Island and the beach routes at ramps 49 and 55 are becoming impassable.


Many beach routes likely to be impacted by distant Hurricane Earl over next several days

September 08, 2022 Posted by: Michael Barber

Due to distant Hurricane Earl, ocean overwash is expected to impact many Cape Hatteras beach routes over the next several days.


Night Driving at Cape Hatteras National Seashore

April 25, 2017 Posted by: Michael Barber

To help protect nesting sea turtles and sea turtle hatchlings, night driving restrictions at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) go into effect on all designated off-road vehicle (ORV) routes and ramps starting Monday, May 1, 2017.


Off-Road Vehicle Bypass and Ramp Update

January 18, 2017 Posted by: Michael Barber

On Tuesday, January 17, Cape Hatteras National Seashore started work on the Cape Point bypass extension. This project will extend the existing Cape Point bypass extension north towards Ramp 44 about 0.4 mile and then south until the dunes disappear, about another 600 feet.


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