Need an opinion, or several. I'm going down to hatteras at the end of October. I don't want to camp in the campsites for obvious reasons. I'm just going to set up camp along the desolate beach south of the lighthouse. I understand it is not allowed. I have known people who have done it however recently there has been an uproar because of the turtles and bird eggs. I'm very respectful of animals and wouldn't destroy anything. You're aloud to drive on the beach and I certainly wouldn't do anything worse than some fisherman's car would do. Anyway, my questions is...since the new rules, how often and how spread out do the ranger's check the beaches at night. What do you think the odds are of getting caught?? 50 percent , 100 percent, not likely?? thanks guys.
post it wherever, but know this - pretty risky move and potential adverse consequences to save $25 on camping... Plus, this is the mid-atlantic and a mere 5-5.5 hr drive to get out there...
Regardless, camping in the bushes/off road scrub was always a viable option - be it OBX, Sebies/Shark Pit, hell, virtually anywhere off of A-1-A or any barrier island...in the late 70's, 80's. Things are a bit dicier these days.
I'm not trying to save money on camping, I just want to be on the beach. And the camps are all off the beach. Frisco is kinda in the dunes I hear. But then you have to deal with families in RV's and bs like that. Also, I'm bringing ATV's down also, I don't think they let you even bring them in on a trailer into the camps...not sure.