Driving Restrictions In Effect Along Outer Banks Beaches

Summer beach driving restrictions near villages along the North Carolina Outer Banks are going into effect.

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore closes beaches in front of villages of Hatteras and Ocracoke islands as a safety measure during the summer season when people walk and lounge on the sand.

Seashore Superintendent Mike Murray said the annual closures will start Friday.

Beach driving will be banned on Bodie Island in the Coquina Beach area.

Driving also is banned on Hatteras Island on beaches fronting Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo and Avon.

Other Hatteras closures include beaches around Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras.

On Ocracoke, beaches are closed to driving in three areas.

The closures are along with restrictions that are in place to protect endangered birds and turtles.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 45080892 - witn.com/a?a=45080892
Gray Television, Inc.