A piping plover nest located just past the Day Parking Area at Long Beach hatched this evening. The Day Parking Area as well as the roadway and parking areas beyond close to vehicles at 7:00pm, including for fishing access. The Fishermen's Turnaround and the roadside parking areas before the Day Parking Area are available until 9:00pm as usual.
Due to the location of the nest, it is possible that these chicks will cross back and forth across the roadway to the easily accessible foraging habitat on both the oceanside and harborside, When driving through this area, please drive slowly and be vigilant for plover parents and chicks. The Natural Resources staff will be present to monitor the chicks and manage traffic if they approach or cross the road. The staff will greatly appreciate your patience and cooperation with any traffic delays.
Another plover nest along the road south of the Fishermen's Turnaround is expected to hatch around July 14. When this nest hatches, the night-time restriction on the road will be moved southward near the first cottage on the beach.
Check the Long Beach Information page for updates on vehicle access.