By Sam Walker on April 9, 2012
The National Park Service has closed all access to Cape Point after piping plover breeding behavior was observed Sunday just south of Ramp 44 along the ocean shoreline.
Ramp 44 is located south of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in Buxton.
A news release from Cape Hatteras National Seashore says the width of the beach is very narrow in the area commonly known as “the bypass” and the required buffer of 75 meters to the east resulted in the full beach closure.
There currently is not an alternative off-road vehicle access route or shoreline pedestrian access through the resource closure to The Point, which is considered one of the premiere surf fishing spots on the East Coast.