12 Apr 2019
Summer is quickly approaching! The weather is warming up, and visitors are starting to make their way to the Outer Banks for a quick spring vacation! Before you arrive this year, this is what is new on the Outer Banks from last year.
First Fully Handicap Accessible Beach Access in Kill Devil Hills
Photo Credit: Wavy.com
After years of planning, Kill Devil Hills has finally announced the first fully handicap accessible beach access on the Outer Banks! Its the Ocean Bay Public Access at milepost 8.5. It includes a wooden handicap ramp, several fixed position maps, roll out mats, and three wheelchairs for anyone to borrow and enjoy the water!
New Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet
Photo Credit: The Outer Banks Voice
The Bonner Bridge has finally been replaced and is no longer under construction. The new bridge is named after Marc Basnight. The bridge is 2.8 miles long and is 90 feet tall at it's highest point. Currently, the old bridge is being taken down piece by piece. Enjoy driving over it on your way to visit Hatteras!
Newborn Wild Horses in Carova
Photo Credit: Corolla Wild Horse Fund Facebook Page
So far this year, two foals have been born into the Carova wild horse herd. One boy named Renzi and a girl named Rosie (pictured above). They are naming all horses born in 2019 with names beginning in the letter R in memory of Roamer, a wild horse that died earlier this year.
The H2OBX Waterpark Vacation Pass
Starting this year, you can now purchase an H2OBX Vacation Pass that allows you to use it up to 8 times. It's perfect for your week-long vacation. Use it on red-flag days, check-in day, or any day you like! Only $5 more than a traditional ticket.
Nags Head Beach Nourishment
Nags Head is getting more beach to love in 2019! Learn more about it below.