Is the point open on the Outer Banks?

Is the point open on the Outer Banks?

Cape Point reopened after seasonal nesting closures on July 20 in 2020. Prior to last year, the Point reopened on August 5 in 2019, and September 17 in 2018. A beach driving permit is required to drive on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and permits are available 24/7 at

Are Outer Banks lighthouses open?

The Bodie Island Lighthouse is open from the third Friday in April through Columbus Day (in early October). Climbing hours are every 30 minutes, and start at 9:15 am daily. Tickets are required. The OBX’s newest lighthouse can be found on the Manteo downtown waterfront, the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse.

Is Cape Hatteras still working?

Today, electricity provides the rotating power and a photocell turns the light on and off. Due to threatening beach erosion, the Bureau of Lighthouses decommissioned the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in 1935. The beacon was then moved to a skeletal steel tower until 1950.

Is Hatteras Island open to visitors?

Cape Hatteras National Seashore is open year-round, although facilities and programs do change throughout the year.

Why is the Hatteras lighthouse closed?

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is closed to climbing for the 2021 season due to an extensive restoration project. Climbing is available at nearby Bodie Island Lighthouse.

Can you visit Cape Hatteras?

Is the ferry from Hatteras to Ocracoke open?

Open for everyone, with daily runs that occur 365 days a year, the short 40-45 minute island-hopping ferry provides an integral link for Ocracoke Island to the rest of the Outer Banks, and provides visitors of all seasons with an exciting way to enjoy a coastal day trip.

Can you drive on the beach at Cape Hatteras?

Beach driving is allowed year round on Hatteras Island and October 1-April 30 in Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills. For current Cape Hatteras National Seashore Off Road Vehicle (ORV) use, please click here.

Do you need a permit to drive on the beach in the Outer Banks?

A beach driving permit is required for driving on all Outer Banks beaches, except the northern 4WD beaches of Carova. Permits are available from the National Park Service for driving in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, or from the respective towns, (like Nags Head or Kill Devil Hills), in the central Outer Banks.