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Outer Banks Beach Nourishment

The Towns of Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores and Duck are getting More Beach To Love in 2022! 

Click here for more information on the Dare County beach nourishment project.

What Is Beach Nourishment?

Beach nourishment is the process of pumping sand onto an eroding shoreline to widen the existing beach. Sources of sand may include a nearby sandbar, a dredged source such as an inlet or waterway, or an offshore borrow site along the ocean floor. The widened shoreline provides increased defense from coastal storms and beach erosion protecting property, communities and infrastructure located along the shoreline.

Why Do Beach Nourishment?

While the Outer Banks coastline is beautiful, it is also very fragile. Storms, high winds and tidal changes all contribute to beach erosion. To restore and preserve our fragile coastline, Dare County and the towns of Duck, Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head have implemented important beach nourishment projects important that are critical to the future of our communities.

Where Can I Find More Information on Beach Nourishment?

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