Beach Nourishment on the Outer Banks entails pumping sand from the ocean floor onto the beach to build up eroded areas. This helps to create a wider beach, enhancing our shoreline. The beaches will remain open during this time but access to certain areas will be restricted during the actual construction phase.
The Towns of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head were all scheduled to be completed in 2022. The Town of Duck however was delayed until the spring of 2023 (Roughly Mid-March to Mid-May).
*This information has been provided by Dare County and the town affiliates. This information is not binding and dates of scheduled nourishment are subject to change. For up-to-date information please refer to the individual towns page that you are interested in the links provided. This page was created and published to the website on January 22, 2021, as a means to alert visitors to beach nourishment which involves some heavy equipment, lighting, and restricted access to the beach as sand is being pumped and pushed along the beach to build it back up.