Beach Access

Southern Shores and Duck do not have any public beach accesses; their accesses are for use by residents and visitors renting in the area. Parking is by permit only. Currituck County, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head have numerous public beach accesses. Look for a CAMA Public Beach Access sign with an orange sun. These accesses range from simple walkways to the beach to complete bathhouses with bathrooms, showers and handicapped parking. For Soundside Access location click here.

DUCK

Not public, for residents and renters only.

Barrier Island – Lifeguard, Paved Parking, Wooden Walkway
Four Seasons –  Lifeguard, Paved Parking, Wooden Walkway
Plover Drive –  Lifeguard
Schooner Ridge Road – Lifeguard, Wooden Walkway
Springtail Drive – Lifeguard, Wooden Walkway

SOUTHERN SHORES

Not public, for residents and renters only.

Chickahauk Beach – Lifeguard, Handicapped Access, Paved Parking, Wooden Walkway
Hillcrest Beach – Lifeguard, Handicapped Access, Paved Parking, Wooden Walkway

KITTY HAWK

Balchen Street – MP 3.5 – Paved Parking
Bennett Street – MP 2
Bleriot Street – MP 3
Byrd Street – MP 2 – Bath House, Paved Parking,  Lifeguard, Showers, Wooden Walkway
Eckner – MP 2.5 – Paved Parking,  Lifeguard
Fonck Street – MP 2
Hawks Street – MP 3
Kitty Hawk Bath House – MP 4 – Bath House, Lifeguard, Paved Parking, Handicapped Access, Showers
Lillian Street – MP 4 – Paved Parking, Shower, Handicapped Access
Luke Street MP – 2.5 – Paved Parking
Maynard Street – MP 2
Wilkins Street – MP 3

KILL DEVIL HILLS

First Street – MP 7.5 – Lifeguard, Paved Parking, Handicapped Access, Showers, Wooden Walkway
Second Street – MP 7 – Lifeguard, Paved Parking, Handicapped Access, Showers, Wooden Walkway
Third Street – MP 7 – Lifeguard, Handicapped Access, Showers, Wooden Walkway
Fourth Street – MP 6.5 – Lifeguard, Wooden Walkway
Fifth Street – MP 6.5 – Lifeguard, Paved Parking
Eighth Street – MP 10– Lifeguard, Paved Parking, Handicapped Access, Showers, Wooden Walkway
Arch Street – MP 5.5
Asheville Street – MP 8 – Lifeguard, Paved Parking, Handicapped Access, Showers, Wooden Walkway
Atlantic Street – MP 9.5 – Lifeguard, Paved Parking, Showers, Wooden Walkway
Avalon Beach – MP 6 – (South of Avalon Pier) Parking
Calvin Street – MP 9
Carlow Avenue – MP 8 – Lifeguard, Paved Parking, Handicapped Access, Showers, Wooden Walkway
Carlton Avenue – MP 8.5
Chowan Street – MP 6
Clark Street – MP 9 – Lifeguard, Paved Parking, Handicapped Access, Showers, Wooden Walkway
Eden Street – MP 6
Ferris Avenue – MP 8 – Paved Parking, Handicapped Access, Showers, Wooden Walkway
Glenmere Avenue – MP 8 – Paved Parking
Hayman Boulevard – MP 6 – Paved Parking, Handicapped Access, Showers
Helga Street – MP 5.5 – Lifeguard
Lake Drive – MP 9.5 – Lifeguard
Martin Street – MP 9 – Lifeguard, Paved Parking, Handicapped Access, Showers, Wooden Walkway
Neptune Drive/Ocean Acres – MP 9.5 – Lifeguard
Ocean Bay Boulevard – MP 8.5 – Bath House, Lifeguard, Paved Parking, Handicapped Access, Showers, Wooden Walkway
Oregon Avenue – MP 8.5 – Lifeguard, Showers
Pinehurst Avenue – MP 8
Prospect Street – MP 8 – Paved Parking, Handicapped Access, Showers, Wooden Walkway
Raleigh Street – MP 8 – Lifeguard, Paved Parking, Handicapped Access, Showers, Wooden Walkway
Sutton Street – MP 8 – Paved Parking, Handicapped Access, Showers, Wooden Walkway
Walker Street – MP 6
Woodmere Avenue– MP 8 – Lifeguard, Paved Parking, Handicapped Access, Showers, Wooden Walkway

NAGS HEAD

Abalone Street – MP 10.5 – Paved Parking, Wooden Walkway
Admiral Street – MP 10.5 – Paved Parking
Albatross Street – MP 10 – Lifeguard, Paved Parking, Wooden Walkway
Bainbridge Street – MP 11.5 – Paved Parking, Wooden Walkway
Baltic Street – MP 11 – Handicapped Access, Showers, Paved Parking
Barnes Street – MP 11 – Paved Parking
Bittern Street – MP 11.5 – Paved Parking, Showers
Blackman Street – MP 11– Paved Parking, Wooden Walkway
Bladen Street – MP 11.5 – Handicapped Access, Paved Parking, Showers, Wooden Walkway
Bonnett Street – MP 11.5 – Bath House, Lifeguard, Paved Parking, Handicapped Access, Showers, Wooden Walkway
Conch Street – MP 12.5 – Paved Parking, Handicapped Access, Wooden Walkway
Coquina Beach Access – MP 26 – Bath House, Lifeguard, Paved Parking, Handicapped, Showers
Curlew Street – MP 12
Eighth Street – MP 10 – Handicapped Access, Paved Parking, Showers, Wooden Walkway
Enterprise Street – MP 14 – Handicapped, Lifeguard
Epstein Street – MP 15 – Bath House, Lifeguard, Paved Parking, Showers, Wooden Walkway
Forrest Street – MP 15.5 – Lifeguard, Handicapped Access, Paved Parking, Showers, Wooden Walkway
Gallery Row – MP 10.5
Glidden Street – MP 16 – Handicapped Access, Paved Parking, Wooden Walkway
Governor Street – MP 16.5 – Paved Parking, Wooden Walkway
Gray Eagle Street – MP 16.5 – Lifeguard, Paved Parking, Showers
Grouse Street – MP 16
Gulfstream Street – MP 16.5 – Lifeguard, Handicapped Access, Paved Parking, Showers, Wooden Walkway
Gull Street – MP 16.5 –Paved Parking, Showers, Wooden Walkway
Hargrove Street – MP 17.5 – Bath House, Lifeguard, Handicapped Access, Paved Parking, Showers, Wooden Walkway
Holden Street – MP 17 – Handicapped Access, Paved Parking, Wooden Walkway
Hollowell Street – MP 12 – Lifeguard, Paved Parking, Showers, Wooden Walkway
Huron – MP 17 – Paved Parking, Wooden Walkway
Ida Street – MP 18.5 – Paved Parking, Wooden Walkway
Indigo Street  – MP 18.5 – Handicapped Access, Wooden Walkway
Isabella Street – MP 18.5
Islington Street – MP 18.5 – Wooden Walkway
Jacob Street – MP 19
James Street – MP 19
Jay Street – MP19
Juncos Street – MP 19.5 – Lifeguard, Handicapped Access, Paved Parking, Showers, Wooden Walkway
June Street – MP 19 – Handicapped Access
Limulus Street – MP 20 – Wooden Walkway
Loggerhead Street – MP 14.5
Small Street – MP 13
Surfside Drive – MP 19.75 – Wooden Walkway
Town Hall Street – MP 14.5

CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore has walkover areas providing access to the ocean beach, as well as two bathhouses.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse – Bath House, Lifeguard, Paved Parking, Handicapped Access, Showers

Soundside Access

KITTY HAWK

Windgrass Circle – MP 5 – Handicapped Access, Paved Parking, Wooden Walkway
Bob Perry Road – MP 4  – Paved Parking, Wooden Walkway, Public Boat Ramp

KILL DEVIL HILLS

Arch Street – MP 5.5
Dock Street – MP 6.5 – Paved Parking, Wooden Walkway, Public Boat Ramp
Hayman Street Estuarine Access – MP 6 – Paved Parking, Pier/Gazebo, Picnic Area
West Third Street – MP 7

NAGS HEAD

Jockey’s Ridge State Park/Soundside Road – MP 13 – Handicapped Access, Paved Parking, Wooden Walkway, Restrooms
Harvey Street – MP 16 – Handicapped Access, Paved Parking
Nags Head Estuarine Site – MP 16.5 – Handicapped Access, Paved Parking
Melvin Daniels Bridge on the Causeway (“Little Bridge”) MP 16.5 – Handicapped Access, Paved Parking, Restrooms
West Danube Street

ROANOKE ISLAND

Old Swimming Hole at Dare County Regional Airport – Lifeguard, Handicapped Access, Paved Parking, Picnic, Park
Washington Baum Bridge – Handicapped Access, Paved Parking, Public Boat Ramp

HATTERAS ISLAND

Cape Hatteras National Seashore has numerous soundside ORV trails and sand paths along the sound. Go to: nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/off-road-vehicle-use.htm or pick up a Beach Driving brochure from a NPS visitor center.

Haulover/Canadian Hole – NC 12 South of Avon – Handicapped Access, Showers, Paved Parking
Oregon Inlet Fishing Center – Paved Parking, Public Boat Ramp
Salvo Day Use Area – Handicapped Access, Showers, Paved Parking, Wooden Walkway
Sandy Bay – NC12 South of Frisco – Paved Parking