Point remains open via an ORV corridor. Only ORVs are allowed to pass
through an ORV corridor. Informational signs have been posted as close
to the water as possible, but signs do not fare well against high
tides, so it’s important to remember that the boundary goes all the way
to the ocean’s edge and extends by 150 meters (into the ocean). As an
FYI, the American Oystercatcher nest that created the ORV-only corridor
is due to hatch toward the end of June. This event may result in a
change in current access to the Point.
Due to a broken pipe, the Buxton Beach Nourishment start date has been
delayed. A replacement pipe will arrive soon and the project is
expected to begin on Saturday, June 17.
As visitation picks up, so does the number of abandoned items left on
the beach. Reminder that items may not be left unattended on beaches
(canopies, tents, chairs) over night. By packing out what we pack into
the beach, we can help keep our beaches looking beautiful and safe for
Cape Hatteras National Seashore is celebrating the oceans and its
resources by hosting a beach cleanup on June 24 from 9:00 – 11:00 am
starting at the Old Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Site parking lot. Bring
leather gloves, water, snacks, and sunscreen. Wear appropriate
clothing, including hats and closed-toe shoes. Trash bags will be
provided. Children under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal
guardian with them. The North Carolina Beach Buggy Association will be
hosting their Operation Beach Respect beach cleanup on the same day.
Thank you for continuing to help clean up Seashore beaches, NCBBA!