What You Need to Know About Beach Nourishment
The summer of 2017 is bringing More Beach to Love to the OBX! Beach nourishment projects will be taking place along limited areas of beach in the towns of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, and Kill Devil Hills, and the village of Buxton this summer.
Beach nourishment is the process of pumping sand from offshore onto an eroding shoreline to widen the existing beach. Many Outer Banks areas will not be affected by these beach nourishment projects. Visitors staying in the affected areas may experience temporary construction noise, nighttime illumination, and beach access diversions. The process typically progresses throughout the project area relatively quickly.
Visitors are encouraged to stay tuned to MoreBeachtoLove.com for all details and updates on the project's progress and view maps of the project areas.
Those who love to visit and those who make the Outer Banks home know that beach nourishment is necessary to protect our infrastructure, our homes and businesses, and our beautiful beaches.
Click below for information relating to each town. We emphasize that limited areas will be affected and for a limited time. At project completion, the OBX will be better protected from storms and erosion, giving us all More Beach to Love!