PreserveBeachAccessis supported by the Dare County Board of Commissioners and dedicated to preserving access to America’s Beaches. We believe in the basic principle that people and nature can live together in harmony.
Long before Hatteras Island was ever designated by the Federal Government as America’s first National Seashore Recreational Area, the local residents were actively protecting wildlife with a love and respect for nature has always been heartfelt and genuine. Living in harmony with nature has been an established way of life for generations for the people of Cape Hatteras. They have faithfully “walked the walk” of true environmental protection by doing the right thing for wildlife.
Unfortunately, special interest groups have used disruptive lawsuits to limit access and force closure of America’s beaches. This has hurt the local economy and the ability of families to earn a living as they have done for generations. As the result of a lawsuit, a Consent Decree was prepared behind closed doors without public review or comment and forced on the people and their elected officials. This was followed by a flawed National Park Service Final Plan that is contrary to the will of the people that was expressed countless times during a series of public hearings on the Park Service plan.
The Dare County Board of Commissioners is committed to preserving responsible recreational access to America's Beaches. We urge everyone to support the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area and view our Special Reports and Helpful Links for more information about how you can get involved.