When are vehicles allowed on the beach?

Vehicles are allowed on the beach from October 1 through April 30 with a Town-issued permit. Driving on the dunes is prohibited. Visit our Beach Driving page for more information.


ATVs are only allowed on the beach if they are being driven by a disabled person who has a Town-issued special permit. Visit our ATV Use for Disabled Persons page for more information.

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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?