Beach Nourishment 2017

Beach Nourishment  - We are getting "More Beach to Love

The Towns of Duck, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills  and now Southern Shores are planning a Beach Nourishment project scheduled for 2017. The project as proposed will nourish approximately 2 miles of beach in Duck, all of Kitty Hawk and the northernmost 2.7 miles of beach in Kill Devil Hills. Southern Shores has begun the process of joining the project with adding 2500 feet cubic yards at the towns southern point.

The 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.

At this time the exact details of the progress and timeline of nourishment project are not known as the project has not begun.  We do know when it is projected to begin, where it  projected to begin and how long it may take.  See the schedule below. *

*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 are provided below. 

The County has created a website called More Beach to Love so you can stay informed. 

Please visit the local town websites for the most updated information on work schedules and impact zones.

Dare County Beach Nourishment Updates

Town of Duck Beach Nourishment Updates

Town of Kitty Hawk Beach Nourishment Updates

Town of Kill Devil Hills Beach Nourishment Updates

Town of Southern Shores Beach Nourishment Updates 

 Anticipated Project Schedule Provided by Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company -Prior to construction (about one month prior) we will see the mobilization operations, including laying subline and assembling land-based machinery begin.  

The dredge currently proposed by the contractor to construct the Duck project, The Liberty Island, is currently in the shipyard of GLDD undergoing maintenance.  Once it leaves the shipyard, it is scheduled to complete work on another project and then mobilize for the Town of Duck Beach Nourishment Project.  A second dredge, the larger Ellis Island, is scheduled to mobilize for the Town of Kitty Hawk Project in mid-June.  The Liberty Island will work jointly with the Ellis Island once it completes work in Duck.  

This information is not binding and is meant to provide estimated construction times for planning purposes. Beach nourishment start dates and completion dates are subject to change.     

This image was provided by the town of KDH on 5/19/17

Town of Duck 

Start Date:  Mid to Late May 2017

End Date:  Early to Mid July, 2017


Town of Southern Shores - based on either beginning or end of Kitty Hawk project- yet to be determined - permits pending 

Start Date:  Late June 2017  or Mid to Late August

End Date:   Based on when project begins 

 Town of Kitty Hawk 

Start Date:  Late -June , 2017

End Date:  Mid  - September 2017

Town of Kill Devil Hills  

Start Date:  Early August, 2017

End Date:  Mid September 2017

 page updated May 19, 2017