The National Park Service provides several ramps and trails that can be used by off-road vehicles to access the beach and the sound. Some stretches of beach are closed to vehicles in order to provide a safe area for families to enjoy the sun, sand, and ocean. Other areas are closed to protect wildlife such as nesting shorebirds and sea turtles. The status of these access roads changes periodically depending on the conditions and breeding seasons. Please check the NPS ORV beach activities page to see the current open areas.
Remember that driving off road in the park requires a permit that can be purchased at the NPS Visitor Center. Information about permits can be found on the NPS Permits & Reservations page. Follow all regulations and be respectful of other beachgoers. Rules and regulations signs are posted in the gallery. A complete list of regulations governing off-road driving can be found on the NPS ORV beach activities page.