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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Nauset Beach South Update - 8/12/22

Effective Immediately:


The HCP restrictions and self-escorting requirements have been lifted. Please refer to the open/closed map provided.  Please refer to the following Town of Chatham press release for trail status in Chatham.


Chatham North Beach OSV Status 


Beginning at 12 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, August 11, 2022 a portion of the Chatham section of Nauset Beach (aka North Beach) will open to Oversand Vehicle (OSV) travel to all permit holders with the following limitations: 


• Front beach travel only from the Town Line (Trail 6) to Trail 9 (flagpole). 

• The Inner Road can be used as an alternate between Trails 7 & 9. 

• The Inner Road is closed between Trails 6 & 7. 

• The Point (Inlet) area remains closed due to active nests and unfledged Least Tern chicks. 


Any requirements of the Orleans Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) remain in place and must be adhered to. Staff are continually monitoring the Least Tern nesting and fledging status; further updates will be forthcoming. 


Your cooperation is appreciated. 


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