Night Beach Driving Permits Available Beginning September 16th
The National Park Service has announced that night beach driving permits are now available for off-road vehicle use on the ocean beaches between 10pm and 6am. The permits are available from September 16th to November 15th, 2010.
The night driving permit must be read, signed and dated by the driver of the off-road vehicle and must be visibly displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle. You can download and print the permit from the national seashore’s website at http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/off-road-vehicle-use.htm. The permit should be printed in color, if possible.
A hard copy of the permit is available at any Cape Hatteras National Seashore Visitor Center, Whalebone Information Center, the Hatteras Weather Station in Hatteras village, as well as local area tackle shops.
Visitors, be aware that there are sea turtle nest protection areas in effect and please drive with caution. These posted areas are closed to all ORV, pedestrian and pets. For more information, please call the National Park Service at (252)473-2111 ext 148.