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Beach & Ocean Info

  • Beach Access Map
  • Before driving on designated off-road vehicle routes, we strongly recommend that tire pressure be lowered to at least 20psi. The softer the sand, the lower the pressure needed. Reinflate tires to normal pressure as soon as possible after returning to paved roads. Many local businesses have air pumps.
  • (10/16/18) There is a MODERATE risk of rip currents north of Cape Point and a low risk of rip currents west of Cape Point.
  • [Daily Rip Current Forecast] [Rip Current Safety Info]
  • Text "Join OBXBeachConditions" to 30890 to sign up for text alerts on ocean conditions.
  • Recreational shellfishing advisories - N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries info

 

Beach Access Status

Last Update: October 15, 2018 at 7:14 AM

Date & time only change when there are status updates to report.
Consider the info below to be current, even if the date listed above is not today's date.
 

Bodie Island

Ramp 2 (Priority Ramp)
-North: PED Access Only
-South: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)
Ramp 4 (Priority Ramp)
-North: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)
-South: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)
 

Hatteras Island

Ramp 23
-North: Seasonal ORV route open from October 15 to April 14 (Night Driving Route Open)
-South: Seasonal ORV route open from October 15 to April 14 (Night Driving Route Open)
Ramp 25 (Priority Ramp)
-North: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)
-South: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)
Ramp 27 (Priority Ramp)
-North: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)
-South: Pedestrian access only
Ramp 30
-North: Pedestrian access only
-South: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)
Ramp 32
-North: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)
-South: Pedestrian access only
Ramp 34
-North: Seasonal ORV route open from October 15 to April 14 (Night Driving Route Open)
-South: Seasonal ORV route open from October 15 to April 14 (Night Driving Route Open)
Ramp 38
-North: Seasonal ORV route from open from October 15 to April 14 (Night Driving Route Open)
-South: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)
Ramp 43 (Priority Ramp)
-North: Open to ORV (No Night Driving) (ST)
-South: Open to ORV (No Night Driving) (ST)
Ramp 44 (Priority Ramp)
-North: Open to ORV (No Night Driving) (ST)
-South: Open to ORV; Cape Point is open (Night Driving Route Open)

Inside Road
-Open
South Beach Road
-Open
Ramp 48 (Priority Ramp)
-East: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)
-West: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)
Ramp 49 (Priority Ramp)
-East: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)
-West: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)

Ramp 55
-East: Seasonal ORV route open from October 15 to April 14 (Night Driving Route Open)
-West: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)
Pole Road
-Open

 

Ocracoke Island

Ramp 59
-North: Pedestrian access only
-South: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)
Ramp 63
-North: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)
-South: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)
Ramp 67
-North: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)
-South: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)
Ramp 68
-North: Seasonal ORV route open from October 15 to April 14 (Night Driving Route Open)
-South: Pedestrian access only
Ramp 70 (Priority Ramp)
-North: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)
-South: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)
Ramp 72 (Priority Ramp)
-North: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)
-South: Open to ORV; South Point is open (Night Driving Route Open)
 

ORV: Off-Road Vehicle; AO: American Oystercatcher; CW: Colonial Waterbird; PP: Piping Plover; ST: Sea Turtle; WP: Wilson's Plover

Pedestrians have access to all ORV areas, unless otherwise noted
 

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Last updated: October 16, 2018

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Mailing Address:

Cape Hatteras National Seashore
1401 National Park Drive

Manteo, NC 27954

Phone:

(252) 473-2111

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