Public Beach Access

From South Nags Head to Corolla you will find multiple Outer Banks vacation rentals near a Beach Access. Accesses within the town limits of Southern Shores and Duck are available to residents and guests only. Each individual town on the Outer Banks provides at least three accesses with life guards on duty for the safety of yourself and others. Within the towns the accommodations differ including whether a bath house or a port a potty is provided. Some offer a foot, and/ or full shower, as well as excessive parking compared to a tight fit. You can even find a few with only a beach path.

LOCATION LIFEGUARD BATH HOUSE PARKING HANDICAP PARKING
CURRITUCKBEACH LIGHTHOUSE - Corolla X X X
CURRITUCK COUNTY SOUTHERN ACCESS- Corolla X
X
BONITA STREET- Corolla X
X
PERCH STREET- Corolla

X
SAILFISH STREET- Corolla X
X
SHAD STREET- Corolla X
X
STURGEON STREET- Corolla X
X
BARRIER ISLAND DUCK- Duck X


CAFFEY'S INLET- Duck X


CHRISTOPHER DRIVE- Duck X


FOUR SEASONS- Duck X


PLOVER DRIVE- Duck X


SCHOONER RIDGE DRIVE- Duck X


SPRIGTAIL DRIVE- Duck X


CHICAHAUK STREET- Southern Shores X

X
HILLCREST BEACH- Southern Shores X

X
TRIANGLE PARKING (142 Ocean BLVD) - Southern Shores

X
BALCHEN STREET- Kitty Hawk

X X
BENNETT STREET- Kitty Hawk X
X X
BLERIOT STREET- Kitty Hawk



BYRD STREET- Kitty Hawk X X X X
ECKNER STREET- Kitty Hawk X
X
FONCK STREET- Kitty Hawk

X
HAWKS STREET- Kitty Hawk

X
KITTY HAWK BATH HOUSE- Kitty Hawk X X X X
LILLIAN STREET- Kitty Hawk

X X
LUCK STREET- Kitty Hawk

X
MAYNARD STREET- Kitty Hawk

X
WILKINS STREET- Kitty Hawk

X
1ST STREET- Kill Devil Hills X
X
2ND STREET- Kill Devil Hills X
X
3RD STREET- Kill Devil Hills X


4TH STREET- Kill Devil Hills



5TH STREET- Kill Devil Hills X
X
8TH STREET- Kill Devil Hills X
X X
ARCH STREET- Kill Devil Hills



ASHEVILLE STREET- Kill Devil Hills X
X X
ATLANTIC STREET- Kill Devil Hills X
X X
CALVIN STREET- Kill Devil Hills



CARLOW STREET- Kill Devil Hills X
X X
CARLTON STREET- Kill Devil Hills



CHOWAN STREET- Kill Devil Hills



CLARK STREET- Kill Devil Hills

X
FERRIS STREET- Kill Devil Hills X
X X
GLENMORE AVENUE- Kill Devil Hills

X
HAYMAN BLVD- Kill Devil Hills X
X X
HELGA STREET- KIll Devil Hills X


LAKE DRIVE- Kill Devil Hills



MARTIN STREET- Kill Devil Hills X
X X
NEPTUNE DRIVE- Kill Devil Hills



OCEAN BAY BLVD- Kill Devil Hills X X X X
OREGON BLVD- Kill Devil Hills X

X
PINEHURST AVENUE- Kill Devil Hills



PROSPECT AVENUE- Kill Devil Hills

X X
RALEIGH AVENUE- Kill Devil Hills X
X X
SUTTON AVENUE- Kill Devil Hills X
X X
WALKER STREET- Kill Devil Hills



WOODMERE AVENUE- Kill Devil Hills X
X X
ALBALONE STREET- Nags Head X
X
ADMIRAL STREET- Nags Head

X
ALBATROSS STREET- Nags Head X
X
BAINBRIDGE STREET- Nags Head

X
BALTIC STREET- Nags Head

X X
BARNES STREET- Nags Head

X
BITTERN STREET- Nags Head

X
BLACKMAN STREET- Nags Head

X X
BLADEN STREET- Nags Head

X X
BONNET STREET- Nags Head X
X X
CONCH STREET- Nags Head

X X
CURLEW STREET- Nags Head

X X
ENTERPRISE STREET- Nags Head X
X X
EPSTEIN STREET- Nags Head



FORREST STREET- Nags Head X
X X
GALLERY ROW STREET- Nags Head



GOVENOR STREET- Nags Head

X
GRAY EAGLE STREET- Nags Head X
X
GROUSE STREET- Nags Head



GLIDDEN STREET- Nags Head

X X
GULFSTREAM STREET- Nags Head X
X X
GULL STREET- Nags Head

X X
HARGROVE STREET- Nags Head X X X X
HOLDEN STREET- Nags Head

X X
HOLLOWELL STREET- Nags Head X
X
HURON STREET- Nags Head

X
IDA STREET- Nags Head X
X
INDIGO STREET- Nags Head X
X X
ISABELLA STREET- Nags Head

X
ISLINGTON STREET- Nags Head



JACOB STREET- Nags Head



JAMES STREET- Nags Head



JAY STREET- Nags Head



JENNETTE'S PIER- Nags Head X X X X
JUNCOS STREET- Nags Head X
X X
JUNE STREET- Nags Head

X X
LIMULUS DRIVE- Nags Head X
X
LOGGERHEAD STREET- Nags Head

X
SURFSIDE DRIVE- Nags Head



TOWN HALL STREET- Nags Head

X X

There are a few things you should recognize before hitting the beach up, that is if you are driving. You must follow certain rules that are set for the Outer Banks. First would be finding a public beach access which most of our towns provide although a few do not, like Duck and Southern Shores, NC. We would suggest looking throughout Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, or Kill Devil Hills, because they have multiple spots opened up to the public.

Search for blue and white signs with an orange sun in the middle, these indicate a public access. Then make sure to read the parking rules, because if not you may end up with some unwanted troubles. The parking rules provide you with important parking information that could indeed affect you, and your vehicle so make sure you do not pass these by.

Beach accesses accommodations vary; some offer a full bath house while at others, a port a potty is provided. Some even offer foot, and/ or full showers for you to rinse the sand off after leaving the beach. Also, the parking lots can be quite large while others can be a tight fit. Consider these details when planning your day at the beach.

After finding the perfect public beach access for your family make sure to ALWAYS use a boardwalk, dedicated pathway, or a specified access when hauling your beach gear over (most parking lots are located across the beach road.) Of course choosing an access that forbids you from having to cross the road would be the smartest move, but lets face it... that can not always be done. Take advantage of pedestrian crossing for they catch the attention of drivers. Also beware that traipsing over the bare, and oceanfront dunes is forbidden for this may contribute to erosion.

Enjoy the rest of your summer beach days, and stay safe!


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