Code of Ethics

The North Carolina Beach Buggy Association is a non-profit organization established in 1964, dedicated to the preservation of and vehicular access to the natural beach resources of the Outer Banks through conservation, a code of ethics for beach behavior and support of local, state, federal officials and other organizations dedicated to these same goals.

Our Code of Ethics:

  1. To enter and leave the beaches only at approved and designated places determined by local, state or federal ordinances.
  2. To discourage speeding and reckless driving on the beaches.
  3. To respect local, state and federal ordinances and the rights of property owners.
  4. To advise NCBBA members who are experiencing problems driving on the beaches.
  5. To respect persons bathing and picnicking by avoiding them whenever possible and by slowing down to a minimal speed when passing such groups.
  6. To avoid littering the beach with trash by depositing it in trash containers wherever available or by bagging and removing it from the beach.
  7. To avoid littering the beach with dead bait, carcasses, or other dead fish of any kind.
  8. To avoid overcrowding any one area and displacing anglers from their previously chosen spot.
  9. To leave room for other vehicles to pass safely when parked.
  10. To refill holes and remove boards or other aids after being stuck, leaving the beach passable for others.
  11. To observe common courtesy on the beach and observing the rules of the road when meeting or passing other vehicles in constricted areas.
  12. To remember, at all times, that the unspoiled beaches of all seashore areas afford pleasure to everyone, and it is incumbent upon us to preserve this natural heritage.