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Contact: Michelle Havens, 252-475-9016
Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced today that access to Cape Point, along the beach from Ramps 43 & 44, is available for both Off Road Vehicles (ORVs) and pedestrians.
At this time, ORV access to Cape Point is available via the sand bypass located just south of Ramp 44. Use of the bypass route will be required until a sea turtle nest located in the area is fully hatched and is excavated.
As a reminder, ORVs are allowed on Seashore beaches from 7:00 am until 9:00 pm daily. As Cape Hatteras National Seashore is still in the height of sea turtle nesting season, visitors should be on the lookout for signs of sea turtle nesting activity when driving on the beach. Motorists should be watchful for marked sea turtle nests in the area and any special corridors around nests.
Shorebird protection areas, established at the beginning of the shorebird breeding season to set aside suitable nesting habitat, such as the one west of Cape Point, will remain in effect until July 31, or after a 14 day waiting period of no shorebird breeding activity.
For additional information about Cape Hatteras National Seashore or additional informaton about off road vehicle beach driving, please visit us at https://nps.gov/caha and https://facebook.com/capehatterasns.