Projected Beach Nourishment Schedules*

Start Date

End Date

Duration

   Nags Head  2019 2019   TBD 

*This information is not binding and is meant to provide estimated construction times for planning purposes. The beach nourishment start dates are subject to change. This information will be updated as new information becomes available. Please keep in mind that mobilization operations, including laying subline and assembling land based machinery, will begin approximately one month prior to construction to be ready once the dredge is on site.   

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.

Beach Nourishment Project Updates

Town of Nags Head Beach Nourishment Logo

Town of Nags Head

10 miles of shoreline from the Bonnett Street public beach access near milepost 11, south to the town line with the National Park Service near milepost 21 

The Town of Nags Head is working towards conducting its first beach nourishment maintenance project. Plans call for nearly 4 million cubic yards of sand to be placed on 10 miles of beach during the summer of 2019. Nags Head’s oceanfront from the Bonnett Street public beach access near Mile Post 11 south to the town line with the National Park Service near Mile Post 21 will be impacted over the 4 to 5 month-long project. Construction is slated to begin in the spring of 2019. Dune stabilization measures such as sprigging and fencing will also be included in the project.

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