Cape Hatteras has various ways for those traveling with disabilities to have a wonderful, safe and accessible vacation. Below are some things you should know and things you should see when planning Cape Hatteras travel to this beautiful coastal destination.
Get around with ease at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. This area has ramps and boardwalks that can assist you in making your way to the beach or exploring your surroundings. According to the National Park Service website, the Cape Hatteras Light Station has a beach wheelchair available for loan for those who need it on a first-come, first-served basis. Stop by the visitor center of the Light Station for more information on how to obtain the wheelchair and the hours of use.
If you’re looking to explore the museums and learn about Cape Hatteras’ history, several museums in the area are accessible. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and its visitor center are wheelchair accessible, as is the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore offers a variety of accessible recreational activities. Many of the nature trails and boardwalks are wheelchair accessible, with some areas also featuring ramps. The educational programs, such as the ones at the Hatteras Island Museum of the Sea, feature films that are closed-captioned as well as audio-described videos for the hearing and visually impaired.
Facilities and ferries are equipped to accommodate passengers with disabilities. All the ferries on Cedar Island-Ocracoke and Swan Quarter-Ocracoke routes are wheelchair accessible.
Nags Head features a hospital and urgent care if you happen to need services during your visit. It is about 1 hour north of Buxton.
At the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, service animals are welcome. However, pets must remain on a 6’ leash and are not allowed within resource closures, designated swim beaches or in buildings. Keep this in mind when visiting.
Choose the right accommodations with ADA-compliant features that will help you have a seamless experience in Cape Hatteras travel. The team at Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging will be happy to help you learn more about their ADA accessible rooms, cottages and suites!
Cape Hatteras is working to ensure that all visitors can enjoy this amazing destination. Come on down to experience the accessible activities and adventures available to all in Cape Hatteras. Contact Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging for more information and the top things to do in Cape Hatteras during your stay!