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Outer Banks Public Beach Accesses

From South Nags Head to Corolla you will find multiple Outer Banks vacation rentals near a Beach Access. Each individual town on the Outer Banks provides at least three including life guards for the safetly of yourself and others. Accesses within the town limits of Southern Shores and Duck are available to residents and guest only. 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 LIFEGAURD 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  
SHAD STREET- Corolla X   X  
STURGEON STREET- Corolla X   X  
BARRIER ISLAND DUCK- Duck X      
FOUR SEASONS- Duck X      
PLOVER DRIVE- Duck X      
SCHOONER RISDGE DRIVE- Duck X      
SPRINGTAIL DRIVE- Duck X      
CHICAHAUK STREET- Southern Shores X     X
HILLCREST BEACH- Southern Shores X     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  
ECKNER STREET- Kitty Hawk X   X  
FONCK STREET- Kitty Hawk        
HAWKS STREET- Kitty Hawk        
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        
WILKINS STREET- Kitty Hawk        
1ST STREET- Kill Devil Hills X   X X
2ND STREET- Kill Devil Hills X   X X
3RD STREET- Kill Devil Hills X     X
4TH STREET- Kill Devil Hills X      
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  
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   X X
EDEN STREET- Kill Devil Hills        
FERRIS STREET- Kill Devil Hills     X X
GLENMORE AVENUE- Kill Devil Hills     X  
HAYMAN BLVD- Kill Devil Hills     X X
HELGA STREET- KIll Devil Hills X      
LAKE DRIVE- Kill Devil Hills X      
MARTIN STREET- Kill Devil Hills X   X X
NEPTUNE DRIVE- Kill Devil Hills X      
OCEAN BAY BLVD- Kill Devil Hills X X X X
OREGON BLVD- Kill Devil Hills X      
PINEHURST AVENUE- Kill Devil Hills     X X
PROSPECT AVENUE- Kill Devil Hills     X X
RALEIGH AVENUE-  Kill Devil Hills X   X X
SUTTON AVENUE- Kill Devil Hills     X X
WALKER STREET- Kill Devil Hills        
WOODMERE AVENUE- Kill Devil Hills X   X X
ALBALONE STREET- Nags Head     X  
ADMIRAL STREET- Nags Head     X  
ALBATROSS STREET- Nags Head X   X  
BAINBRIDGE STREET- Nags Head     X  
BALTIC STREET- Nags Head     X  
BARNES STREET- Nags Head     X  
BITTERN STREET- Nags Head     X  
BLACKMAN STREET- Nags Head     X  
BLADEN STREET- Nags Head     X X
BONNET STREET- Nags Head X   X X
CONCH STREET- Nags Head     X X
COQUINA BEACH- Nags Head X   X X
CURLEW STREET- Nags Head        
ENTERPRISE STREET- Nags Head X     X
EPSTEIN STREET- Nags Head X X X X
FORREST STREET- Nags Head X   X X
GALLERY ROW STREET- Nags Head     X X
GOVENOR STREET- Nags Head     X  
GRAY EAGLE STREET- Nags Head X   X  
GROUSE STREET- Nags Head X   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 X
HURON STREET- Nags Head     X X
IDA STREET- Nags Head     X  
INDIGO STREET- Nags Head       X
ISABELLA STREET- Nags Head X   X X
ISLINGTON STREET- Nags Head        
JACOB STREET- Nags Head        
JAMES STREET- Nags Head        
JAY STREET- Nags Head        
JUNCOS STREET- Nags Head X   X X
JUNE STREET- Nags Head       X
LIMULUS DRIVE- Nags Head        
LOGGERHEAD STREET- Nags Head        
SMALL STREET- Nags Head        
SURFSIDE DRIVE- Nags Head        
TOWN HALL STREET- Nags Head        

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, NC. I would suggest looking throughout Nags Head, 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 effect you, and your vehicle so make sure you do not pass these by.

Beach accesses accommodate differently like whether a bath house or a port a potty is provided. Some even offer foot, and/ or full showers for you to rinse the sand off with 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 accessories 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!