Hatteras National Seashore wants to inform park patrons that Off-Road
Vehicles (ORVs) may remain on the beach at Ramp 38, which is
immediately South of Avon village and the Avon Fireworks site.
38 will remain open until 10:30 PM. All other ramps will be closed to
ORVs at the regular time of 9:00 PM. Ramp 34 is accessible by
pedestrians only, via its boardwalk.
staff requests that all ORVs at Ramp 38 remain in place after the
fireworks until 10:00 PM to allow pedestrians to safely exit the beach
first, and then allow ORVs to exit after pedestrians. All ORVs are to
exit the Ramp by 10:30 PM. Cape Hatteras National Seashore will have
multiple employees on hand to monitor and assist nesting sea turtles
during the fireworks.
A few reminders for the holiday weekend:
- It is illegal to possess/discharge fireworks within Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
fires are allowed with a permit between the hours of 6 am and 10 pm on
the ocean beaches in front of Coquina Beach Parking Lot, Ocracoke Day
Use Area, and villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco,
and Hatteras. Permits are available at all Park ORV Permit Offices and
- Pets must be restrained on a leash at all times.
may not be left unattended on beaches (canopies, tents, chairs).
Unattended items can be hazardous to nesting turtles and park users
traversing beaches at night.
holes in the sand is dangerous and has killed park patrons due to
collapse of holes/tunnels. If you choose to dig holes, never get inside
and please fill them in, as they are hazardous to people, vehicles and
fireworks display, permitted by and in cooperation with the National
Park Service, will begin about 9:15 p.m. on July 4 from a launch site
at the end of the Avon Pier. The show, presented by PYROTECNICO,
lasts about 20 minutes.