Outer Banks Beach Nourishment Projects Explained In New Video

Posted By on March 14, 2017

The Town of Kill Devil Hills has joined other Outer Banks communities in investing in beach nourishment projects in 2017 to protect existing coastlines and essential infrastructure. Kill Devil Hills, along with the towns of Duck, Southern Shores, and Kitty Hawk, as well as Dare County in the village of Buxton, will be undergoing beach nourishment projects that will benefit each community this year.

In Kill Devil Hills, 2.6 miles of the oceanfront will be nourished, beginning at the north town-line and extending south to the Prospect Avenue public beach access.

Gov-Ed Television has developed a More Beach to Love video segment to help everyone understand this project: the beach nourishment process, anticipated timelines, and the importance of nourishing our beaches. The video can be viewed below, and you can also find more information on all the Dare County beach nourishment projects, along with an interactive map that you can use to determine exact locations of beach nourishment construction activities on any given day at MoreBeachtoLove.com.

For more information on the Kill Devil Hills beach nourishment project, please visit the Beach Nourishment page on the Town’s website, www.kdhnc.com\398\Beach-Nourishment.

You can see the project’s estimated schedule below, and then scroll down to watch the new video.

Projected 2017 Beach Nourishment Schedules*


Start Date

End Date


Buxton  June 1, 2017  August 31, 2017  90 days


Late May

Late July

60 days

Southern Shores TBD  TBD  TBD

Kitty Hawk

Late June

Late August

60 days

Kill Devil Hills

Early August Early to Mid-Sept. 35-45 days

*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.  

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Posted by Matt Artz

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