Rodanthe beach reopened in wake of house collapse

By on June 3, 2024

(Cape Hatteras National Seashore)

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore announced on Facebook on June 3 that the portion of the beach closed in the wake of the May 28 collapse of an unoccupied home at the end of Ocean Drive in Rodanthe has been reopened.

Here is the statement.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) has reopened the beach from S. Holiday Boulevard to the north end of Ocean Drive in Rodanthe. All closures associated with last Tuesday’s house collapse have been lifted

Visitors are still urged to use caution on the beaches and in the water in front of the villages of Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo, due to the potential presence of small amounts of debris. Seashore employees continue to roam the beaches and collect debris that washes ashore or becomes uncovered. We’re thankful for the assistance we’ve received from¬†Chicamacomico Banks Fire & Rescue¬†and Seashore visitors.

For more information follow Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s facebook page.

SEE ALSO: Cape Hatteras National Seashore reopens portion of beach in front of Rodanthe

Oceanfront home collapses overnight in Rodanthe


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  • mikem

    Why are these homes being allowed to fall in to the ocean creating a public hazzard? Why are they abandoned, where are the owners, where are the fines for liter and creating hazards?

    Thursday, Jun 6 @ 5:17 pm
  • Ben Weber

    Its a chicken and the egg issue. The insurance companies will pay for damage, falling into the ocean, but they will not pay to remove it in advance….legislation is in the works. Homeowners get stuck in between in many cases…most want the house to fall as it triggers funds to help remove it…finally.

    Friday, Jun 7 @ 12:43 pm
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