Can I operate a personal watercraft (PWC) in Nags Head?

From May 1 through September 30, PWCs must be launched by manpower only. From October 1 through April 30, when beach driving is permitted, PWCs may be launched using a vehicle with a Town-issued beach driving permit. PWCs must proceed straight in or out from shore without causing a wake or exceeding 5 mph. They must not be operated within 600 feet of the sound or ocean shoreline.

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1. Where can I get more information on visiting Nags Head?
2. Where can I get more information about getting married in Nags Head?
3. Where are your public beach and sound accesses located?
4. Do you offer beach wheelchairs?
5. When is trash collected?
6. Can you use fireworks in Nags Head?
7. Can you leave tents, canopies, chairs, volleyball nets, and/or similar equipment on the beach overnight?
8. Can you dig holes on the beach?
9. When are vehicles allowed on the beach?
10. Are dogs allowed on the beach?
11. Are pit fires allowed on the beach?
12. Where can I learn more about rip currents?
13. Can I operate a personal watercraft (PWC) in Nags Head?
14. Can I operate a golf cart on the streets in Nags Head?
15. Can I fly my drone over public property, such as Nags Head’s parks?
16. Can I use a metal detector on the beach in Nags Head?