Nauset South to open with HCP
Beginning on Saturday July 15, 2017, the Town of Orleans Natural Resources Department will be implementing the Statewide HCP program for Nauset Beach South. Similar to last year's HCP, vehicles will only be allowed access/egress to Nauset Beach South during specified access windows. The access windows are as follows:
This season management will allow both access and egress during each of the three specified access windows.
All oversand vehicles, with the exception of self-contained, are expected to be off the beach by 5:30pm. No egress through the self-escort zones will be allowed after 6pm.
All oversand vehicles will be required to have a passenger over the age of 16 to walk in front of the vehicle in the specified self-escort zones. This is a mandatory requirement with a zero tolerance policy. Anyone that fails to follow the HCP Procedures and Conditions will be subject to sticker revocation.
No vehicles will be allowed on or off the beach outside of specified access windows.
Oversand vehicles will only be permitted on to the beach if they have in possession a signed copy of the HCP Procedures and Conditions. Please make sure you have read and understood the HCP Procedures and Conditions. A copy of the HCP Procedures and Conditions is available for print on the Town of Orleans website. Also make sure you have watched the HCP video on the Town of Orleans website.
Available beach for oversand vehicle parking:
Trail 1 is closed due to lack of profile.
Trail 2 is closed due to lack of profile.
Trail 3 is closed due to the presence of unfledged shorebirds.
Trail 4 is closed due to lack of profile.
Trail 5 is open with a small section for OSV parking to the north.
All beach south of Trail 5 is closed due to the presence of unfledged shorebirds.
At this time, no dogs will be allowed on Nauset Beach South. Management expects additional trail openings in the near future and the “no dogs rule” to be lifted. Please be patient and respect all symbolic fencing. Enjoy your day at the beach!