April 2009 at 3:09 pm
National Park Service officials have closed pedestrian
access to Cape Point.
The decision will be announced in tomorrow’s Park Service
beach access report.
About two-tenths of a mile of beach just south of Ramp 44
was closed to ORVs on April 14 to protect American oystercatchers exhibiting
At that time, park officials said that pedestrians could
wade in the water below the mean low tide line to reach Cape Point, which is
not closed. Read More
April 2009 at 5:23 pm
The closure at Cape Point for American oystercatchers exhibiting breeding behavior was expanded today Ã¢Â€Â“ from two-tenths of a mile to four-tenths of a mile. ThatÃ¢Â€Â™s double the size it was last week at this time.
For now, folks can still wade below the mean low tide line to reach Cape Point, which is not closed. Or they can reach the Point by boat.
Park Service management is re-evaluating the situation and will make a decision in the next day or so whether continued access to Cape Point by walking in the ocean or by boat should be allowed.
The decision will most likely be based on safety concerns. Read More
April 2009 at 7:08 pm
The first thing you need to know about this summerÃ¢Â€Â™s beach access on the seashore is that there will be beaches open to ORVs.
However, there will be some stretches of beach closed to both ORVs and pedestrians until the end of the nesting season Ã¢Â€Â“ about August for birds and later in the fall for sea turtles.
The closed beaches may be your favorites, such as Cape Point or South Point on Ocracoke, but there will still be miles of beach open for walking and driving. Read More