BEACH BONFIRES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE TOWNS OF DUCK, SOUTHERN SHORES, KITTY HAWK AND KILL DEVIL HILLS.
In Nags Head, beach pit fires are allowed. Permits are required and may be obtained from Nags Heads Fire & Rescue locations and online. Permits are only issued between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. daily based on current wind speed and fire danger conditions. Winds must not exceed 11.5 mph (including gusts) in order for permits to be issued (other conditions may be considered). Permits are valid until midnight of the day of issue. Permits are $10 cash or check. A valid id is required. You may purchase permits for a beach pit fire in Nags Head at the following locations.
5314 South Croatan Highway
Mile Post 14.5
8806 South Old Oregon Inlet Road
Mile Post 18
CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE
On the Cape Hatteras National Seashore which extends the entire shoreline of Hatteras Island, small ground fires are permitted on the beach below the high tide line and a minimum of 100 feet from dune vegetation. Permits are required and available at no cost. Ground fires must be attended by an adult and be completely extinguished using water, not sand, before leaving. Click here for more information on beach fires within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.