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OBX Bound!!!

Discussion in 'South East' started by PA.TacomaTRD., May 23, 2012.

  1. May 23, 2012 at 3:44 AM
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    Hey everyone, My family and I are heading to the South Nags Head area starting on June 3rd through the 10th... We have made this trip several times before, so we are semi familiar with the historic sights and the shopping... I LOVE hatteris and the light house... This time the TACOMA is making the trip...
    So does any one have any advice as to what to do this trip down there... Is there somewhere to drive the Taco on the beach, is it legal to do this? Hows the fishing this time of year and what bait to use? The wife likes a restaurant call Sam and Omes, Is there anyother suggestions?
    I appriecate any info you may have...
     
  2. May 23, 2012 at 4:17 AM
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    thanks for the advise, is there any permits you need to go on the beach with the truck? I know in NJ there is?
     
  3. May 23, 2012 at 4:21 AM
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    make sure you let the air out your tires i hate when ppl are asses an get stuck on the ramp going on to the beach and im pretty sure you got to pay to get on the beach this year, but i think corolla is still free. i can make a trip down there this weekend to see cause i live an hour away
     
  4. May 23, 2012 at 4:36 AM
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    Need a permit to drive on the beach. As of feb 12
     
  5. May 23, 2012 at 4:43 AM
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  6. May 23, 2012 at 4:45 AM
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    Corolla is fun and you can see the wild horses.
     
  7. May 23, 2012 at 4:46 AM
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  8. May 23, 2012 at 5:26 AM
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    Ouch, i guess 50 isn't too bad.
    -ORV permits can be obtained beginning February 15th at any of the three NPS permit offices located at Coquina Beach, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Visitor Center (Buxton), and the Ocracoke Visitor Center. These offices will be open year-round, seven days a week (except Christmas Day), from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with expanded hours on weekends and holidays during the summer season. The cost of an annual ORV permit (valid for the calendar year) is $120. The cost for a 7-day ORV permit (valid from the date issued) is $50. You must bring your driver's license and vehicle registration with you.
     
  9. May 23, 2012 at 6:00 AM
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    Stop at any tackle shop and ask...they will be more than helpful;)

    Tow strap, block of wood for jack, spare tire, shovel, tire gauge, and a first aid kit are a few things to make sure to have as well.
     
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    I visited the OBX every year for 30 years avoiding other sections of the east coast that had intrusive ORV regulations. In fact, these trips were the primary reason I started buying 4X4's. We used to drive out on the beach with all of our gear and set up for an entire day of surf fishing, body surfing, beer drinking, sun bathing, kayaking, grilling ect. I was okay when they were just fencing off active nesting sites but when they closed off all access to my favorite areas I stopped going. Now you need a permit? I predict that they will next add requirements for ORV inspections and prohibit all beer consumption on the beach.

    This whole subject really pisses me off! Just another reason for no not going to the OBX. :mad:
     
  11. May 24, 2012 at 4:23 AM
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    Wow thanks for all the advise! I really didnt expect such a responce... Thanks again!!! I guess I have to figure out now if the $50 permit is worth it for the time I'll have out there.... Does anyone know how close to these ramps air is available for the tires??? Or do you have to go back to town and hit a mini mart?
     
  12. May 24, 2012 at 4:29 AM
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    Red drum is right by Hatteras light house. There are gas staions close by the ramps. I have driven from the hatteras light house to kitty hawk on roughly 10 psi
     
  13. May 24, 2012 at 6:39 AM
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    This...not that big of a deal, but there is air all over down there.
    I don't believe so....just Hatteras Island.
     
  14. May 24, 2012 at 6:42 AM
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    I don't think that's going to change this particular problem. Could solve a lot of others tho :D

    Great article in National Geographic on the OBX. Haven't read all of it yet-love to go there and see the place.
     
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    What are the towers for?
     
  17. May 24, 2012 at 6:51 AM
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    To be honest, I have no idea.
     
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    Horse hunting :p
     
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    The fuck does this have to do with voting? I suggest you have a look at the facts before you make overarching generalizations about things.

    Have a look at this article for instance: http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/03/20/hatteras-march-protests-new-beach-access-rules/

    It would appear that Richard Nixon (R) and Terrence Boyle (R), both played fundamental roles in the decision to govern beach access, both nation-wide and in NC.

    While the liberal-leaning nonprofit groups, The Audubon Society and the Defenders of Wildlife are definitely responsible as well, last time I checked, no one voted them into office.

    I cannot stand when people try to make political statements out of non-partisan issues. This beach ban affects all of us, Dem and Republican.
     
  20. May 24, 2012 at 10:24 AM
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    Nice rebuttal.
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    I am however upset that they shut down what was the last bastion of free access on the East Coast.
     
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