Beach Nourishment 2019

Nags Head Beach After Nourishment in 2011

January 14, 2019

RE: Nags Head Beach Nourishment 2019*

We wish to inform you that the Town of Nags Head will be conducting a beach nourishment project starting in May of this year and lasting possibly through October. 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.

Plans call for sand to be placed on 10 miles of beach 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). The Town does not expect to have a schedule for the project until late April 2019, and even then, the schedule will likely change often due to potential storms and/or other unforeseen events. 

More than one section of the beach could be impacted during the project, and the project progression will likely not be linear, meaning that it won’t start at one end of town and proceed to the other end.  We will soon have a link on our website’s homepage for beach nourishment information, which will include a current schedule, when available.

About 1,000 feet of the beach will be directly impacted during construction at any one time, and a portion of this area may be closed. Construction is anticipated to impact properties between 3-6 days. Once a section is pumped into place it should be re-opened for use within 24-48 hours. Sand ramps will be placed over a temporary pipeline at every public access and then in intervals of no more than 200-300 feet, allowing people to get across and enjoy the beach seaward of the pipeline.

Depending upon the location of the operations, ocean front and ocean side homes may experience temporary construction noise, night illumination, and/or beach access diversions.  If construction limits access directly in front of your property, you may need to enter the beach at an alternate beach access.

Beach nourishment is vital to the future of Nags Head, and we ask for your patience and understanding while this work is underway.

Thank you for your understanding in keeping our beaches great!

*More information can be found at https://www.darenc.com/departments/public-relations/beach-nourishment and https://www.nagsheadnc.gov/, where you can sign up to receive email updates.

Hurricane Florence 2018

As more projections for Hurricane Florence show its path towards the Outer Banks, we wish to let all our guests know that we will immediately contact you in the case of a mandatory evacuation. We expect that a true determination of the Hurricane’s size and path will be broadcast on Wednesday. For guests arriving next week, we will also contact you if your rental home incurs any damage that would effect your stay.
 
In the meantime, if you’re currently here on the Outer Banks, whether long term or short term, please be prepared.
https://weather.com/safety/hurricane/news/2018-09-10-hurricane-florence-forecast-us-east-coast

September Events:

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.

Vacationing During the Post-Season at the Outer Banks

 

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!

Beach Nourishment 2018

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
Buxton Underway March 2018 TBD
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.