In addition, more areas of CHNS were re-opened for summertime visitors in recent days, which includes the following:
additional tenth of a mile of access south of Ramp 44 was reopened this
week. Currently, visitors can travel 0.62 miles south of the ramp
toward Cape Point.
- The Bypass Road south of Ramp 44 was also reopened this week.
South Beach Road parking area remains open, and pedestrian access to
the beach near the parking area was expanded this week. Visitors can
now walk approximately three-quarters of a mile to the east of the
parking area for recreational activities.
tip of Cape Point remains temporarily closed due to the expanding mixed
tern colony in various stages of nesting and chick-rearing. Staff
monitor the area daily and will restore access when possible. Based on
current activity, the National Park Service estimates access to the tip
of Cape Point will be reopened in approximately a month.
CHNS also notes that visitors and residents can now sign up for ocean
safety text messages by texting “Join OBXBeachConditions” to 30890. (If
visitors experience issues signing up for the service, it is usually
because they included quotation marks when attempting to sign up or
they didn’t keep OBXBeachConditions as one word.)
The park will also start publishing an email newsletter starting in early August, with more information to come.
For more information on current ORV ramp and beach access, visit the CHNS Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CapeHatterasNS/.