Four-wheel drive, state inspected vehicles with a Town permit ($25) are allowed on the beach in both Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills from October 1 through April 30 each year. Modified utility vehicles ("MUTV") as described in N.C.G.S. 20-4.01(27) shall not be considered an "eligible" vehicle regardless of whether the MUTV is registered or licensed in any state.
More Information on Beach Driving
Latest Beach Driving Map (Effective 10/5/21)
Please don't drive or walk on our protective dunes and obey the speed limit on the beach, which is 15 miles per hour.
**Please use caution near the Soundside Road ocean outfall as a sinkhole was spotted near there on Friday, January 21, 2022, but was later determined to have filled in due to strong surf. The sinkhole may come and go until the NC Department of Transportation can address the issue.