the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) Update for July 18, the tip
of Cape Point as well as South Point on Ocracoke Island is expected to
reopen to the public in mid-August.
to the tip of Cape Point remains temporarily closed due to a Least Tern
colony in various stages of nesting and chick-rearing. Staff continue
to monitor the area daily, and will restore access when possible. Based
on current activity, CHNS continues to estimate that access to the tip
of Cape Point will be restored around the middle of August, and South
Point on Ocracoke Island is expected to be reopen around the same time
entire route between beach access Ramps 27 and 30, (which is located in
between Avon and Salvo), has also reopened to pedestrians this past
Additional National Seashore updates for the week of July 18 include the following:
The base of the Ocracoke Lighthouse will be open to the public
for viewing this Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and this Sunday
from 1:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
The park will start publishing an email newsletter starting next
Thursday. The newsletter will focus on recreational activity updates,
interpretive programming schedules, and other interesting topics across
the entire National Seashore.
Visitors are still encouraged to sign up for ocean safety text
messages by texting “Join OBXBeachConditions” to 30890. Subscribers
will also receive beach related weather alerts issued by the National
Weather Service for Currituck, Dare, and Hyde Counties. Ocean rescue
service providers may also share current/changing beach conditions.
Once you no longer need updates, simply text STOP to 30890.