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Beach Information

The beach basics.
It wouldn't be the Outer Banks without the beach. On the east side of these islands lay the white sandy variety and the clear blue Atlantic Ocean. On the west side, Sounds stretch as far as the eye can see. Both serve as a worthy spot to spend a day frolicking in the surf. That's why people come from all across the country to enjoy the beaches here on the Outer Banks. And just a guess, it's one of the reasons you're visiting, too.

Driving on the Beach

The use of off-road vehicles (ORVs) is a traditional way for visitors to enjoy the Seashore’s ocean beaches and soundside waters. Read More

Pets on the Beach

The beach can be fun and rewarding for both pets and their owners. Each town and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore have their own rules. Read More

Personal Watercraft

Jumping the waves with a jet ski can be exhilarating, but each town has rules and regulations posted concerning the use of personal watercraft. Read More

Handicap Accessibility

Everyone can enjoy the beaches and fishing that have made the Outer Banks a world-famous destination. Read More

Find a Beach

The Outer Banks proudly showcases miles and miles of some of the best beaches on the East Coast. One is just perfect for you. Read More

Beach Safety

The waves can be a really fun place to bodysurf and swim, but you have to use caution and common sense to play it safe. Read More

Fires and Fireworks

When done legally and with great responsibility, lighting up the night sky can fun, romantic and relaxing. Read More

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