By Outer Banks Voice on July 15, 2020
Here’s another sign that it’s back to business as usual, if not better than ever, in terms of visitors to the Outer Banks this summer. The Cape Hatteras National Seashore reported on July 15 that it has experienced the second-highest level of June recreational visitation since the establishment of the Seashore in 1953. Last month’s total visitation (399,364) is an increase of almost 4 percent over last June.
Visitation estimates are collected by counting southbound vehicles just north of the Marc Basnight Bridge and using a multiplier to estimate the total number of passengers heading south. Those estimates are added to the number of passengers going to Ocracoke Island from Cedar Island and Swan Quarter.