The 2022 Beach Nourishment project will include pumping sand from the ocean floor onto the beach to build up eroded areas. That will help to create a wider beach area to protect and enhance 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, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, and Southern Shores are planning a Beach Nourishment project scheduled for 2022. Nags Head is also on track for their re-nourishment project to start in 2022 to recover from the loss of the beach due to Hurricane Dorian in September 2019.
*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.
This video shows the last beach nourishment project that took place in South Nags Head in June of 2019.
It shows a completed section of miles of beach as well as the on going operations that were underway in June 2019 toward the end of the video.