Access to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore - which includes all beaches in Hyde County- will be different this year.
Permits, fees and access areas are now defined:
After years of debate, rallying, and mounds of paperwork, the National Park Service has released the specifics of off-road vehicle use in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Rules took effect February 15, 2012. NPS spokesperson Cyndy Holda acknowledged a “transition period” as officials begin enforcing these new directives.
Information about parking requirements is not included in these releases. Beach goers must park single file, facing the ocean. Vehicles are not allowed to park parallel to the ocean.
There is some slightly good news. Some exemptions are in place to protect historic fishing activities, such as commercial fishing and recreational fishing tournaments.
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