Advanced Search

Beach Nourishment


There will soon be "More Beach To Love" on the Outer Banks. The towns of Duck, Kitty Hawk, and Kill Devil Hills will be undergoing beach nourishment in 2017. Beach nourishment is the process of pumping sand onto an eroding shoreline to widen the existing beach. Sources of sand may include a nearby sandbar, a dredged source such as an inlet or waterway, or an offshore borrow site along the ocean floor. The widened shoreline provides increased defense from coastal storms and beach erosion protecting property, communities and infrastructure located along the shoreline.

The proposed schedule is as follows:

Town of Duck
  • Start Date: April 1, 2017
  • End Date: June 1, 2017
Town of Kitty Hawk
  • Start Date: June 1, 2017
  • End Date: August 20, 2017
Town of Kill Devil Hills
  • Start Date: August 20, 2017
  • End Date: October 10, 2017