Don't worry. Beach happy.
There are no beach nourishment projects planned in 2020.
While the Outer Banks coastline is beautiful, it is also very delicate. Storms, high winds, and tidal changes 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 critical beach nourishment projects. Thank you for understanding how important beach nourishment is to the future of our communities.
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.