How late can you drive on the beach OBX?

Night Driving: During the sea turtle nesting season, from May 1 to November 15, driving on the Seashore’s beaches is prohibited from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Some portions of designated ORV routes may reopen to night driving on September 15 if there are no turtle nests in the area.

What beaches in OBX can you drive on?

The most popular destinations for year-round beach driving is the 4WD accessible beaches north of Corolla, Hatteras Island, and Ocracoke Island. Wintertime beach driving is also allowed in central Outer Banks communities including Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills.

Can you drive on Hatteras beach at night?

To protect nesting sea turtles, night driving is not allowed on any Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches between May 1 and September 14. From November 16 to April 30, ORV routes are open to night driving 24 hours a day with a valid ORV permit. For the current status of Seashore ramp and routes, click here.

How much is a permit to drive on the beach in OBX?

Beach Driving Season Four-wheel drive, state inspected vehicles with a proper Town permit ($25), are allowed on the beach in both Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills from October 1st through April 30th each year.

Where in NC can you drive on the beach?

Residents and visitors have long enjoyed the beach area now known as Freeman Park. In fact, the area has become one of Carolina Beach’s major attractions as it is one of the only beaches in NC that you can drive your 4X4 vehicle on.

How long is the drive to Corolla from Nags Head?

It takes about 58 minutes to drive from Corolla, NC to Nags Head, NC – the two coastal towns are about 32 miles apart from one another.

Do I need a permit to drive on the beach in NC?

Where to Drive on the Outer Banks Beaches. Corolla/Carova – No permit required to drive, but during the season, a permit is required to park* 4WD vehicles can access the beach at the northern end of NC 12 where the paved road ends.