By Outer Banks Voice on May 27, 2021
Here’s more evidence of the rocket-fueled visitor boom this area has experienced ever since the bridges to Dare County were re-opened on May 16 of last year.
On May 27, the Cape Hatteras National (CHNS) Seashore reported that in the period from January-April 2021, the Seashore hosted 588,904 visits, the highest level for that four-month period in its history.
Not only is it the busiest first four months of any year, it’s also 74,000 visitors (or 14%) more than the next busiest January-April, which occurred nearly a quarter decade ago. Here are the top five years.
Also, according to the CHNS, there were 254,366 visitors in April 2021 alone. Only three times in the past, has April visitation surpassed the 200,000 mark —in 2021, 1998 and 2019.