Night driving restrictions on ocean-facing beaches go into effect May 1 at 9 p.m.

April 28, 2022 Posted by: Michael Barber

From May 1 through July 31, priority off-road vehicle (ORV) ramps close at 9 p.m. and reopen the following morning at 6 a.m. All other designated ocean-side ORV ramps close at 9 p.m. and reopen at 7 a.m. 

  • Night driving restrictions help protect nesting sea turtles. 

  • Priority ORV ramps are ramps 2, 4, 25, 27, 43, 44, 48, 49, 70 and 72. 

  • While night driving restrictions are in place, visitors may still park their vehicles in parking areas and walk on the beach at night. 

  • Sound-side ramps, Inside Road and Pole Road do not have night driving restrictions.

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Last updated: April 28, 2022

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