The Edgartown conservation commission approved oversand vehicle (OSV) access on Norton Point beach Wednesday, opening the gates to summer revelers once more.

The Edgartown parks department, which took over management of the county-owned beach in March, presented an alternative access plan to the commission this week after the National Heritage and Endangered Species Program, a division of Massachusetts Fisheries and Wildlife, issued an order of conditions that prevented the town from using its original entrance. The restriction prohibited any OSV trails within 150 feet of an endangered shorebird nest, prompting town officials to look for alternate routes. They found a solution in the form of a blowout located further east up the beach.

That solution seemed to satisfy the conservation commission, who unanimously voted to approve the plan in a hearing that lasted just nine minutes.

“That’s gotta be some kind of record,” conservation agent Jane Varkonda said.

Norton Point is a dynamic, two-mile strip of shorefront between South Beach and Chappaquiddick, known for its dual roles as a popular recreational destination and piping plover nesting spot. This season marks the town’s first summer managing Norton Point beach after the nonprofit The Trustees of Reservations decided to not pursue renewing its contract late last year. The Trustees had managed the beach since 2006.

Although the parks department has not yet decided an opening date for the beach, Ms. Varkonda said in a phone call to the Gazette that they are hoping to allow OSV access as soon as next week provided there are no appeals. She added that the state had been particularly helpful in fast-tracking the approval process once they had found an acceptable entrance.

In the meantime, OSV permits are available for purchase on the town website.

“Open the beach,” commission chairman Ed Vincent Jr. declared.