Home NPS Beach Access Rpts Cape Hatteras National Seashore – Weekly Beach Access Summary August 16,2012
Cape Hatteras National Seashore – Weekly Beach Access Summary August 16,2012
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Cape Hatteras National Seashore – Weekly Beach Access Summary

AUGUST 16, 2012

The Beach Access Summary is issued on Thursdays throughout the breeding season, and updated news will be reported weekly in bold, BLUE print. *All distances are approximate. This summary is complemented by a Google Earth map at: http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/googleearthmap.htm. For more information, check the National Seashore’s website at: http://www.nps.gov/caha.

Note: Closure conditions may change in the field on short notice. On-site signage, rather than the Beach Access Summary or Google Earth map, is the most accurate and current indication of what is open or closed to the public. Closed areas are clearly marked in the field with "symbolic fencing" consisting of wooden or carsonite posts, closure signs, string, and/or flagging tape. Knowledge of tidal changes and caution should be exercised while traveling the beaches of the park. Pets are strictly prohibited in posted resource protection areas and pedestrian shoreline access corridor adjacent to (seaward of) prenesting areas. Elsewhere, pets must be physically restrained at all time on a leash not exceeding 6 feet in length. For more information, please contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 252-473-2111, ext. 148.

Beach Segment & Route/Area Designation

Status

**Bodie Island (north to south)**

Ramp 1 to 0.5 miles S of Coquina- -

1.7 miles

- Pedestrian area

Open

0.5 mi. S of Coquina to 0.2 mi. S of Ramp 4 -

2.1 miles - ORV route

Open. There is ORV access for 0.2 mi. S of Ramp 4 with pedestrian access open further to the south.

0.2 mi. S of Ramp 4 to Oregon Inlet -

1.1 miles - Pedestrian area

South of Ramp 4 pedestrian access is open for 0.4 mi. where a temporary resource closure is located. The south end of Bodie Island Spit (ocean and inlet shoreline) is closed for resource protection.

**Hatteras Island (north to south)**

Rodanthe boundary to 0.1 mile S of pier -

1.6 miles - Pedestrian area

Open

0.1 mile south of Rodanthe pier to Ramp 23 -

3.7 miles - Pedestrian area

The beaches in front of the villages are open. A temporary resource closure is located 0.3 mi. N of Ramp 23. (Ramp 23 is closed)

Ramp 23 to 1.5 miles S of Ramp 23 -

1.5 miles - Pedestrian area

Ramp 23 is closed due to a temporary resource closure located 0.1 mi N and 0.3 mi S of Ramp 23. Beaches south of this closure are open to pedestrians for 4.0 miles.

1.5 miles S of Ramp 23 to Ramp 27 -

2.8 miles - ORV route

Open. There is ORV access for 0.1 mi. north of Ramp 27 where a temporary resource closure is located.


Ramp 27 to Ramp 30 - 2.2 miles - Pedestrian area

Ramp 27 is open to pedestrian access. A temporary resource closure is located just S of Ramp 27. There is pedestrian access 0.6 of mi. north of Ramp 30.

Ramp 30 to 2.3 miles S of Ramp 30 –

2.3 miles

- ORV route

Open.

2.3 miles S of Ramp 30 to Ramp 34 -

2.0 miles - Pedestrian area

Open.

Ramp 34 to Ramp 38; includes Avon village -

3.9 miles - Pedestrian area

Open.

Ramp 38 to 1.5 miles S of Ramp 38 -

1.5 miles - ORV route

Open.

1.5 miles S of Ramp 38 to 0.4 mile N of Ramp 43; includes Buxton beach - 4.1 miles - Pedestrian area

Open.

0.4 mile N of Ramp 43 to Cape Point to 0.3 miles W of the "hook" – 2.1 miles - ORV route

Ramp 43 is open north for 0.4 of a mile for ORV access. Ramp 44 is open with ORV access south to Cape Point. The Interdunal Road and Ramp 45 are open to pedestrian access.

0.3 mile W of the hook to 1.7 miles W of Ramp 45 -

2.8 miles - Pedestrian area

Ramp 45 is open for pedestrian access. Approximately 0.3 of a mile of ocean shoreline is open.

1.7 miles W of Ramp 45 to Frisco boundary -

2.9 miles - ORV route

Open. There is ORV access for 1.5 miles north of Ramp 49. South of Ramp 49 there is ORV access for 0.4 of a mile where a temporary resource protection closure is located.

Frisco village beach – 1.1 miles - Pedestrian area

Open.

Beach between Frisco & Hatteras villages -

1.4 miles - Pedestrian area

Open.

East boundary Hatteras Village to Ramp 55 -

2.2 miles - Pedestrian area

Open.

Ramp 55 along ocean beach to "Bone Road" -

1.6 miles - ORV route

Open.

Bone Road to Hatteras Inlet, including the "rip" -

1.0 miles - Pedestrian area

Open. There is pedestrian access to the inlet and soundside.

Pole Road to parking area near inlet –

2.3 miles - ORV route

Open. The Pole Road is open to ORV access including Cable Crossing and three spurs over to the ocean shoreline. There is pedestrian access to the inlet.

Cable Crossing soundside access from Pole Road -

0.2 miles - ORV route

Open.

**Ocracoke Island (north to south)**

Inlet to Ramp 59 – 1.0 miles - Pedestrian area

Open. Ramp 59 is open north for 0.2 of mile for pedestrian access where a temporary resource closure is located.

Ramp 59 to 4.5 miles S of R59 –

4.5 miles - ORV route

Open. Ramp 59 is open south for 0.2 of mile for ORV access where a temporary resource protection area is located.


4.5 miles S of Ramp 59 to 1.0 mile NE of Ramp 67 -

2.5 miles - Pedestrian area

Open.

1.0 mile NE of Ramp 67 to 0.5 mile NE of Ramp 68 –

1.7 miles - ORV route

Open. There is 0.5 mi. of ORV access north of Ramp 67 where a temporary resource protection area is located and 0.7 mi. south of Ramp 67 is open to ORV access.

0.5 mile NE of Ramp 68 to Ramp 68 - Ocracoke Campground area – 0.5 miles - Pedestrian area

Open.

Ramp 68 to 0.4 miles NE Ramp 70; includes Ocracoke Day Use area – 2.2 miles - Pedestrian area

Open.

0.4 mile NE of Ramp 70 to Ocracoke Inlet

4.1 miles - ORV route

Open. Ramp 70 and 72 are open. There is ORV access for 0.3 mi. north and 1.1 miles south of Ramp 70. There is ORV access for 0.6 mi. north of Ramp 72 and 1.9 miles south of Ramp 72.

Inlet shoreline along South Point

1.0 miles - Pedestrian area

Open to pedestrian access.

Summary of Ocean and Inlet Shoreline Mileage Only

**Mileage based on current 2012 GIS data and imagery Open To:

Mileage:


Bodie Island:

5.7


Open to ORVs

2.1


Closed for Resource Protection

1.5


Open to Pedestrians

2.1


Hatteras Island:

41.1


Open to ORVs

9.4


Closed for Resource Protection

5.3


Open to Pedestrians

26.4


Ocracoke Island:

18.1


Open to ORVs

5.6


Closed for Resource Protection

2.5


Open to Pedestrians

10.0


Total Ocean & Inlet Shoreline Mileage

64.9


Total Miles Open to ORVs

17.0


Total Miles Closed for Resource Protection

9.3


Total Miles Open to Pedestrians

38.5


Total Miles Open to Pedestrians (Includes ORV areas)

55.6











 
 

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