Driving on the Nags Head beaches is permitted from October 1st until April 30th of each year. If you wish to drive on the beaches during this time, you must obtain a 25 dollar permit from the Town of Nags Head office.
Driving is permitted during all seasons without a permit on the beach at Oregon Inlet.
Launching Boats and Wave Riders
Boat docks and ramps are often private property of various associations and homes. Please check your cottage's list of amenities to see if there is a private dock or ramp which you can use (sometimes for a fee).
A public launching spot leading to the ocean can be found in South Nags Head at Oregon Inlet. This launching spot is free of charge and can be used by anyone at any time.
If you wish to launch a jet ski or smaller boat into the sound, there is a public ramp located at the end of the large bridge leading into Manteo. After crossing the bridge, turn left and you will find this launching spot.