Beach Driving Educational Certificate

Want to enjoy the beauty and independence of driving on the beach at Cape Lookout National Seashore? Follow these simple steps:

Please obtain an ORV Educational Certificate.
All vehicles will need to have this certificate to drive on the islands. The ORV Educational Certificate is free and only takes a few minutes to complete. For a UTV or ATV provide the make and color in place of the license plate number.

Educational Certificates can be obtained in person at the Great Island or Long Point cabin office.

To obtain the free ORV Educational Certificate from a cabin office:

  1. Read the regulations on the certificate
  2. One copy will be kept with your vehicle and the second copy will be retained at the cabin office.
  3. Once you receive the proof-of-certificate decal place it on the bottom corner of the driver's side windshield (or to the driver's side front bumper/fender if no windshield).

Certificates are good for the calendar year issued.

That's all there is to it. We thank all ORV users for your cooperation and hope that you enjoy your visit to Cape Lookout National Seashore.

Last updated: February 16, 2019

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