Town of Nags Head
Nags Head Beach Nourishment May 31 2019
Pumping operations just north of Nags Head Pier on May 31, 2019. 

Beach Nourishment Project Update, May 31, 2019

  • The Dredge Ellis Island should begin work again late Friday afternoon, May 31, 2019, near Surfside Drive in south Nags Head. Work will progress over the next two weeks towards the Outer Banks Pier at Mile Post 18.5 before leaving the project.
  • The Dredge Liberty Island is quickly progressing north of Nags Head Pier to the Bonnett Street public beach access at 2919 South Virginia Dare Trail. Once there,  the contractor will remove their pipe and place it south of the landing point located just south of the Curlew public beach access. Work will then progress south to the Outer Banks Pier area to tie into the beach already completed by the Dredge Ellis Island. Construction is expected to be complete in late August or early September.  

NOTE -  Parking at the Forrest Street beach access will be closed for the duration of the project. The parking lot at the Juncos Street public beach access is expected to be re-opened in mid to late June. Pedestrian access at both sites is still permitted. Lifeguard stands are in place but may be moved a few feet to accommodate construction traffic. 

Progress Map

Construction Photos/Videos

Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Meeting June 6 2019

Community Meeting - Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

Nags Head is participating in a Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan with Currituck County, Dare County, and other Dare County municipalities. The purpose of this plan is to identify and assess natural hazards and determine how to minimize or manage those risks. As part of the planning process, the community is invited to attend a public meeting on Thursday, June 6th from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. at the Kill Devil Hills Commissioner Meeting Room (102 Town Hall Drive, KDH). 

Citizens are also encouraged to participate in an online survey at  

For more information, contact the Planning Department at 252.441.7016 or visit the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan website at  


Beach Pit Fire Permits Halted Due to  Burn Ban

The NC Forest Service has issued a burn ban for Dare County until further notice. Due to the increased fire risk & winds, no beach pit fire permits will be issued at this time in Nags Head. We will continue to monitor conditions and update when possible.

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