Beach & Ocean Info
Beach Access Status
Last Update: July 23 at 7:29 a.m.
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 IslandRamp 2 (Priority Ramp)
-North: PED Access Only
-South: Open to ORV. Ramp exit is steep.
Ramp 4 (Priority Ramp)
-North: Open to ORV. During high tide conditions it may be difficult to drive through narrow sections of beach.
-South: Open to ORV for 0.2 miles
Ocracoke IslandRamp 59
-North: Pedestrian access only. Beach route may be impassable at high tide.
-South: Open to ORV. Beach is extremely narrow just south of ramp. May be impassable during high tide conditions. Approximately 1-2 foot cliff about 20 yards along the base of dune at this narrow section.
-North: Open to ORV
-South: Open to ORV for 0.27 miles
-North: Open to ORV for 1 mile
-South: Open to ORV for 0.71 miles
-North: Seasonal ORV route closed until October 15. Pedestrian-only access between April 15 and October 14.
-South: Pedestrian access only
Ramp 70 (Priority Ramp)
-North: Open to ORV for 0.39 miles (AO)
-South: Open to ORV for 0.93 miles (AO). Some cliffs are present near shoreline approximately halfway between Ramp 70 and 72.
Ramp 72 (Priority Ramp)
-North: Open to ORV for 0.53 miles (AO). Some cliffs are present near shoreline approximately halfway between Ramp 72 and 70.
-South: Open to ORV for 0.39 miles (AO, CW)
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
Last Updated: July 18 at 7:30 a.m.
The mileage summary is updated weekly from the middle of April through the end of sea turtle nesting season.
Last updated: July 23, 2019