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Best Beaches With ORV Access

May 07, 2021
By Chad Wall

When most people think about visiting the beach, they might picture sandcastles and people lounging under umbrellas in their minds. For adrenaline junkies and those who are on the more adventurous side, bringing your ORV to the beach might sound like a lot more fun! Not all beaches allow off-road vehicles, so we put together a list of the best beaches with ORV access. 

Cape Hatteras National Seashore – North Carolina

A popular way visitors to Cape Hatteras enjoy the beach is by bringing their ORVs along. There are ramps all along the seashore that provide access to the ocean and the sound. Using an ORV within Cape Hatteras does require a permit due to the efforts of the National Park Service to protect important wildlife habitats. Access may frequently change due to the breeding seasons of protected birds and sea turtles, so you’ll want to plan ahead before visiting. 

Silver Lake State Park – Michigan

Located on Lake Michigan, Silver Lake State Park has four miles of Michigan Lake shoreline that you can ride your ORV on. It is 3,000 acres of sand dune paradise. 2,000 acres of the park consist of the sand dunes and 450 acres are open to ORVs in what is considered the “scramble area.”

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area – Oregon

Some of the best beach riding in the US is at Oregon Dunes Recreation Area. Located in the Siuslaw National Forest, the entire area spans 31,500 acres, with about half of the available for off-road vehicles. Visitors can ride in three separate areas, each with its own unique riding conditions, making it perfect for riders of any skill level. Some areas have dunes up to 500 feet high, which, needless to say, is meant for those seeking more aggressive/challenging riding. 

Pismo Beach – California

If you’re looking to bring your ORV to the beach in California, Pismo Beach is the only place you can do so in the entire Golden State. The good news is that there is no shortage of dunes and beach to ride on with over 3,500 acres accessible to ORVs. The weather here is perfect just about all year round, with an average of 315 days of sunshine and temperatures ranging from 66-84 degrees, so don’t forget your sunscreen! 

Daytona Beach – Florida

Daytona Beach offers casual family fun, making it perfect for families with young children who want some low-stress riding on the beach. The area has very hard-packed sand and is broad, so it is an ideal area to cruise along the shore and soak up the sun. About 11 miles of beach are open to ORVs with a maximum speed of 10mph from sunrise to sunset. 

Sand Lake Recreation Area – Oregon

Though this area in Oregon is not as massive as the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, the Sand Lakes Recreation Area still has a lot to offer. There are over 1,000 acres that are available for riding, and it is surrounded by the conifer forests on three sides, making the scenery incredible and unique! This area is a little more relaxed, so it is suitable for families with riders who are still learning.

Get Your ORV To The Beach Easily 

When you’re ready to get your tires in some sand, you will need a ramp for ORV hauling that gives you the ability to load and unload quickly. Not to mention dragging a clunky trailer to the beach is less than ideal. The MAD-RAMPS Pivoting Ramp System is the fastest, easiest, and safest way to load your ORV! This ramp for ORV hauling will forever change the way you transport your ORV. Experience the MAD-RAMPS difference for yourself and order one today!

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