In The Southeastern USA

ATV Riding Beaches


While there are many ATV parks around the U.S. sometimes nothing beats taking your four-wheeler out for a spin on the sand and enjoying the ocean views.

One of the best things about riding on the beach is that you can usually find a good amount of space to yourself where you can let loose and enjoy the ride.

Can I Ride My ATV On The Beach In Florida?

There are a few places in Florida where you can ride your ATV on the beach, but it is generally not allowed.

You check with the local authorities to see if there are any designated areas for off-road vehicle use.

Operating vehicles on the beach may harm or kill wildlife. This is one of the reasons that driving on the beach is prohibited to everyone but authorized personnel in some areas.

Daytona Beach, FL

Offering 23 miles of wide open beach with 11 miles open to motorized vehicles including ATVs.  

Keep in mind that there is a 10 mph speed limit along Daytona Beach in designated areas, tide permitting. 

Can You Ride ATV On Beach In NC?

Yes, ATV riding on the beaches of North Carolina is doable. However, keep in mind that certain areas are off-limits.

Nags Head, NC

In Nags Head, driving on the beach is permitted from October 1 to April 30. Vehicles must have a current safety check, registration, insurance, and license plate.

A beach driving permit is necessary and may be obtained at the town of Nags Head or Kill Devil Hills town hall or from area tackle shops.

Cape Lookout National Seashores, NC

ATV use is allowed on the North and South Core Banks within the boundaries of Cape Lookout National Seashore. 

However, The National Park Service has long established rules regarding the riding of ATVs on the islands.

Cape Lookout National Seashore only allows the use of ATVs as a means of reaching a camping spot, to go surf fishing or just to go shelling. 

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