Public Beach Accesses

Public Beach Accesses

Below is a map of the public beach accesses in Nags Head. 

Summer 2022 Beach Accesses With Lifeguard Stands

AlbatrossGray Eagle
Town HallJuncos**

*The Gulfstream public beach access will be used for equipment staging and will be closed to both pedestrian and vehicular traffic from about mid-August through early September 2022. 

**The Juncos public beach access will be used for equipment staging and will be closed to vehicular traffic through mid-August. Pedestrians will be able to use the walkway at the access it is safe to do so. In addition, the lifeguard stand at Juncos will be relocated temporarily to the Jacob Street access while the Juncos access is closed.

***The stands at Ida and Limulus will not be staffed temporarily. 

Click on the [ ] icon in the upper right corner of the map to enlarge it.

Nags Head’s beach accesses are denoted with a blue umbrella icon. For more information about the access, click on the icon.

Reminder of Ocean Rescue Staff Reduction

Ocean Rescue staffing levels decrease after Labor Day. The Town will have four lifeguard stands staffed through the end of September. From October 1 -31, lifeguards will be on roving duty; however, no lifeguard stands will be staffed. Keep in mind this information may change due to staffing levels.


  • Beach wheelchairs are available all year long, free of charge, from Douglas A. Remaley Fire Station 16 at 5314 South Croatan Highway. 
  • Reservations must be made well in advance due to a very limited number of available chairs. 
  • The borrower is responsible for picking up the chair and returning it.
  • Beach wheelchairs can also be rented from local equipment rental companies. Call Nags Head Fire Rescue at 252.441.5909 to reserve a chair or for a list of rental companies.
Accessible Public Beach Accesses
M-beach mat for wheelchairs/strollersA-accessible to wheelchairs/strollers for beach viewing

Eighth A M Glidden AJune A
Baltic AJennette's Pier A MJuncos A
Bonnett A MGulfstream A
Bladen A MHolden A
Curlew AHargrove A M
Forrest AIndigo A

Beach Rules