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. Be sure to have your license plate number handy as you will need to fill in the state and tag number on the certificate. For a UTV or ATV provide the make and color in place of the license plate number.

Educational Certificates can be obtained online or in person from park staff and from vehicle ferry operators.

Online:

  1. Print 2 copies of the ORV Education Certificate. (pdf, 31 kb)
  2. Read the regulations and fill out the requested information on both copies.
  3. One copy will be kept with your vehicle and the second copy will be given to park staff upon your arrival on the island.
  4. Once you have presented your completed certificate to park staff, you will receive a proof-of-certificate decal which you will need to affix to your vehicle’s windshield or to the bottom right side of the front bumper if the vehicle does not have a windshield.

If you have trouble downloading or printing the certificate, you can obtain one in person by visiting any of the locations listed below.

In person:

  1. Obtain the ORV Educational Certificate from one of these locations:
  • Long Point Cabin Camp Office
  • Great Island Cabin Camp Office
  • Harkers Island Visitor Center
  • Light Station Visitor Center
  • Approved vehicle ferry operators: Morris Marina Kabin Kamps and Ferry Service, Davis Shore Ferry Service, Cape Lookout Cabins and Camps
  • or from Cabin camp volunteers and Park Rangers patrolling the islands.
  1. Read the regulations and fill out the requested information on both copies.
  2. One copy will be kept with your vehicle and the second copy will be given to park staff upon your arrival on the island.
  3. Once you have presented your completed certificate to park staff, you will receive a proof-of-certificate decal which you will need to affix to your vehicle’s windshield or to the bottom right side of the front bumper if the vehicle does not have a windshield.
Certificates are good for one year.

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: March 15, 2017

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Harkers Island, NC 28531

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