Park Service will implement
closures on May 15
annual seasonal closures of village beaches to off-road vehicle (ORV)
use within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore will go into effect at 6
a.m. on Sunday, May 15. In addition, the beach driving speed
limit is reduced from 25 mph to 15 mph in all locations open to ORV
use, unless otherwise posted, from May 15 – Sept. 15.
ORV closures are established in village beach areas that receive heavy
pedestrian use, including areas adjacent to Coquina Beach and the
villages of Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. “These closures
provide for the safety of all beach users and minimize user conflicts
in congested areas during the busy summer season,” said Superintendent
seasonally closed areas are identified by signs at both ends of the
area and on maps available for viewing at the offices of the
superintendent and each district ranger station and on the seashore’s
ensure a safe visit for everyone, visitors are reminded to keep dogs on
leashes and pack in/pack out all trash. Swimmers should be
of rough surf conditions and the potential for rip currents.
Fireworks are not permitted on seashore beaches.
ORV closures apply to the following areas:
more information on beach access, see the weekly Beach Access Reports
or Google Earth map posted on the seashore’s website or call
252-473-2111, ext. 148.
Island, Ramp 1 to 0.1 of a mile south of Ramp 2, (Coquina Beach).
Island, beach areas fronting the villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo and
Island, beach from the area south of the Haulover Day Use area to 0.4
of a mile north of Ramp 43.
Island, beach fronting the villages of Frisco and Hatteras.
Island, beach from 1.0 south of Ramp 59 to 1.4 miles north of Ramp
Island, beach from 0.6 of a mile south of Ramp 67 to Ramp 68,
Island, beach from 0.6 of a mile south of Ramp 68 to 0.4 of a
mile north of Ramp 70, (Day Use Area).