Projected Beach Nourishment Schedules*

Start Date

End Date

Duration

   Nags Head May 2019 October 2019   5 months

*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 will be conducting a beach nourishment project starting in May 2019 and lasting possibly into October 2019. Approximately 4 million cubic yards of sand will be placed on 10 miles of beach from the Bonnett Street public access near Mile Post 11 south to the town line with the National Park Service near Mile Post 21. Dune stabilization measures such as sprigging and fencing will also be included in the project.

Click here for more information on the Town of Nags Head beach nourishment project.

Town of Nags Head Project Map

 

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