Cape Point ORV-Only corridor has been removed. Pedestrians and ORVs are
all welcome to access. With all the recent talk of the new sandbar off
the Point, we expect to see an increase in ocean rescue calls (there
have already been many). Both the Seashore and Dare County urge
visitors to use caution when attempting to access the sandbar. We do
not recommend that visitors swim or wade to the sandbar. If you are
interested in going, we recommend traveling via kayaks or paddle boards
while using appropriate flotation and keeping in mind the tides and
strong currents in the area. The life guarded beaches at Coquina Beach,
Hatteras Lighthouse Beach, and the Ocracoke Day Use Area Beach are
excellent choices for swimming, especially when conditions bring
dangerous rip currents to the area.
Buxton Beach nourishment has
been progressing smoothly. Weeks Marine advised that they should reach
full berm width by today and then start advancing northward. Soon they
will open it to public use. As they start to proceed north, they will
also have a pedestrian corridor behind the project area along the toe
of the dune and will install ramps over the pipes.
Island Ocean Rescue is offering a free informational class on Mondays
from 9:00-9:30 a.m. about rip currents and other safety items at
Station 35 in Buxton.