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Public Beach Accesses
Below is a map of the public beach accesses in Nags Head.
Beach Accesses and Amenities
All lifeguard stands will be fully staffed Memorial Day weekend, May 27 - May 29, 2023.
Stands with a * will not be staffed from May 30 - June 18.
We will have all stands staffed June 19 - August 15. After August 15, lifeguard stand locations will depend on the availability of staffing. We will update this page with the latest information.
|Eighth St. A, M||Glidden A|
|Gallery Row||Gray Eagle L*|
|Abalone L||Jennette's Pier A, B, M|
|Admiral||Gulfstream A L|
|Bonnett A, B, L, M||Hargrove A, B, L, M|
|Bittern||Ida L* M|
|Bladen A, M||Isabella|
|Curlew A||Indigo A, L|
|Conch A||June A|
|Enterprise A L||Jacob A|
|Loggerhead||Juncos A, L|
|Town Hall L*||Oregon|
|Epstein B, L||Limulus L*|
|Forrest A, L||Ehmann|
|L - Lifeguard stand||M - Mat for wheelchairs/strollers|
|B - Bathhouse||A - Accessible to wheelchairs/strollers for beach viewing|
Click on the [ ] icon in the upper right corner of the map to enlarge it.
Nags Head’s beach accesses are denoted with a blue umbrella icon. For more information about the access, click on the icon.
Reminder of Ocean Rescue Staff Reduction
Ocean Rescue staffing levels decrease after Labor Day. The Town will have four lifeguard stands staffed through the end of September. From October 1 -31, lifeguards will be on roving duty; however, no lifeguard stands will be staffed. Keep in mind this information may change due to staffing levels.
- Beach wheelchairs are available all year long, free of charge, from Douglas A. Remaley Fire Station 16 at 5314 South Croatan Highway.
- Reservations must be made well in advance due to a very limited number of available chairs.
- The borrower is responsible for picking up the chair and returning it.
- Beach wheelchairs can also be rented from local equipment rental companies. Call Nags Head Fire Rescue at 252.441.5909 to reserve a chair or for a list of rental companies.
|Accessible Public Beach Accesses|
|M-beach mat for wheelchairs/strollers||A-accessible to wheelchairs/strollers for beach viewing|
|Eighth A M||Glidden A||June A|
|Baltic A||Jennette's Pier A M||Juncos A|
|Bonnett A M||Gulfstream A|
|Bladen A M||Holden A|
|Curlew A||Hargrove A M|
|Forrest A||Indigo A|