Cape Hatteras National Seashore visitors should leave fireworks at home and attend permitted fireworks shows on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) reminds visitors and adjacent homeowners that it is illegal to detonate fireworks, or have fireworks in your possession, on all land managed by the National Park Service, including all beaches from the southern Nags Head border through Hatteras and Ocracoke islands.

In addition to fireworks being illegal and a significant fire risk to local communities, the personal use of fireworks can be a considerable nuisance to humans, pets, and wildlife.

Seashore law enforcement rangers will be patrolling the beaches throughout the upcoming Fourth of July holiday week.

Visitors may travel to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands to view the only two permitted fireworks shows within the Seashore.

Permitted Fireworks Shows

  • 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 2 at the south end of Ocracoke Island
  • 9 p.m. Thursday, July 4 at the Avon Fishing Pier

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