Beach Access Committee: No Consensus

They say they'll keep working, but the committee trying to develop a long-term beach management plan for Cape Hatteras National Seashore says they have not agreed on one yet.

The National Park Service adopted strict rules under a settlement with environmentalists to protect endangered birds and sea turtles while
they nest on Cape Hatteras. Vehicles and pedestrians are now barred from some fishing spots along cape hatteras national seashore during spring and summer months.

A group of 29 people has been working to find some common ground for a beach access plan, but said Thursday, that has not happened yet.

"We cannot give up. Our residents, visitors and business community all depend on open and accessible beaches," said Warren Judge, Chairman of the Dare County Board of Commissioners and a member of the negotiating committee.

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