Summer May Be Over, But There’s Still Plenty to do on the Outer Banks!
Here’s a list of just a few September Events:
- Food Truck Showdown – September 9th – 11am to 5pm at the Nags Head Soundside Event Site. Enjoy tastes offered by different food trucks and local brewers, all while listening to a number of live bands during the event.
- Outer Banks Triathelon – September 14th-16th – Race the Outer Banks!
- ESA Surfing Competition – September 16th-22nd at Jennette’s Pier – The best amateur surfers on the East Coast competing to be Easterns champions!
- The Lost Colony Wine Festival – September 29th – Enjoy great local wines, savory foods, and amazing views.
Here are Just a Few Reasons Why September’s a Great Time to have an #OuterBanksVacation:
• Temperatures average in the 80’s, yet the water is still warm!
• Relatively less crowded beaches and restaurants!
• Flexible vacationing dates – Many homes begin to allow partial week reservations be made in advance!
• LOWER RATES!
Take a look at our #OuterBanksRentalSpecial page (https://www.coverealty.com/specials) or search for date availability that’s right for you!
Have you seen the Dinosaurs here on the Outer Banks? The Outer Banks Aquarium has brought back their summer dinosaur exhibit, but it’ll only be around for one more month, as the exhibit ends on September 4th. The aquarium is located on Roanoke Island in Manteo, right next to the airport.
Heads up to all Nags Head vacationers!
The Towns of Buxton and Nags Head are planning a Beach Nourishment project scheduled for 2018.
Projected Beach Nourishment Schedules
|Start Date||End Date||Duration|
|Nags Head||TBD 2018/2019||TBD 2018/2019||TBD|
What is beach nourishment?
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 Town of Nags Head is working towards conducting its first beach nourishment maintenance project. Plans call for sand to be placed on 10 miles of beach during the summer of 2018. Nags Head’s oceanfront from the Bonnett Street public beach access at 2919 S. Virginia Dare Trail (near Mile Post 11) south to the town line with the National Park Service (near Mile Post 21) will be impacted over the 4 to 5 month-long project.
The Town is now awaiting permits and hopes to receive construction bids in late March or April. The bid amounts may make it more feasible to delay construction until the summer of 2019; however, the preferred goal is to conduct the work in 2018. Construction is not slated to begin until late June/early July 2018. Dune stabilization measures such as sprigging and fencing will also be included in the project.
*This information has been provided by Dare County and the town affiliates. This information is not binding and dates of scheduled nourishment are subject to change.