Man Dies While Swimming Off Beach at Ocracoke Island

The National Park Service reports that this morning (7/12/20), a 65-year-old male from Chester Heights, Pennsylvania died in the Atlantic Ocean off a beach on Ocracoke Island at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. According to...

Loggerhead Turtle Found Dead on Kill Devil Hills Beach

Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue reports that they found a dead loggerhead turtle that had apparently washed up on the beach in the town this morning (7/10/20). In statement posted to social media, KDH...

Body of Drowning Victim Caught in Rip Current Found in Kitty Hawk

The body of Greenville man who went missing in the ocean last last night was found early this morning in Kitty Hawk. The Kitty Hawk Police Department reports that at approximately 3:15 a.m. on...

16-Year-Old Bitten By Shark Near Salvo

A 16-year-old male from Oak Ridge, North Carolina reportedly received a non-life-threatening injury from a shark off Cape Hatteras National Seashore on Hatteras Island yesterday (6/18/20) afternoon. According to a press release from the...

Nesting Loggerhead Sea Turtle Killed, Likely by Vehicle, in Frisco

Nesting Loggerhead Sea Turtle Killed, Likely by Vehicle, in Frisco

The National Park Service reports that at 5:30 a.m. this morning (5/25/20), staff at Cape Hatteras National Seashore found a dead loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) on the beach approximately 0.10 miles south of...

Outer Banks Engagement Portraits Valentine’s Day Special Offer Announced!

Artz Music & Photography has announced a special offer on all engagement portraits booked this week in honor of Valentine‘s Day! Maybe you’re wondering what to get your sweetheart this year after Santa brought...

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Kill Devil Hills Opens First Fully Handicap Accessible Beach Access

The Town of Kill Devil Hills has dedicated its first fully handicap accessible beach access, located at Ocean Bay Boulevard, in a ceremony on May 13, 2019. Upgrades to the Ocean Bay Boulevard beach...

Outer Banks Beach Portraits Mother’s Day Special Offer Announced!

Artz Music & Photography has announced a special offer on all family beach portraits booked this week in honor of Mother’s Day! Wondering what to get Mom this year? Want to get her something...

Two Outer Banks Beaches Ranked Among Top 10 in America

Dr. Beach is back with his annual ranking of the Top 10 Beaches in America for 2018, and two Outer Banks locations made the list this year. Lighthouse Beach in Buxton on Hatteras Island...

Kill Devil Hills Beach Nourishment Coming Sooner Than Expected

 The ongoing beach nourishment project that began in Duck last month is actually moving ahead of schedule, and as a result, the contractor has changed the project schedule and the town of Kill Devil...

NPS Hosting Beach Cleanups For World Oceans Month

June not only marks the beginning of summer, it also marks World Oceans Month. Our oceans, which make up approximately 70 percent of the earth, are natural treasures, a source of food and energy,...

Outer Banks Family Beach Portraits Father’s Day Special Offer Announced!

Artz Music & Photography has announced a special offer on all family beach portraits booked from now through June 18 in honor of Father’s Day! Wondering what to get Dad this year? Want to...

Ocracoke Ranked Third Best Beach In America

Dr. Beach, also known as Florida International University professor Stephen Leatherman, has released his annual list of the 50 Best Beaches in America, and once again the Outer Banks is represented, as Ocracoke Island...

Outer Banks Family Beach Portraits Mother’s Day Special Offer Announced!

Artz Music & Photography has announced a special offer on all family beach portraits booked this week in honor of Mother’s Day! Wondering what to get Mom this year? Want to get her something...

Kill Devil Hills Trash Attack Is Back

The Town of Kill Devil Hills’ annual Trash Attack! community clean-up will be held on Saturday, April 1 from 9am to 1pm. Volunteers will meet and register at the lot beside the Kill Devil Hills...

Outer Banks Beach Nourishment Projects Explained In New Video

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...

Dr. Beach Ranks Ocracoke 4th Best Beach In America 2016

The Outer Banks is once again ranked among the best beaches in America on Dr. Beach’s annual Top 10 list, with the isolated beach on Ocracoke Island ranked in fourth place for 2016.  Below...

Dare County Accepts Beach Nourishment Bid For KDH, Kitty Hawk, Duck

On behalf of the towns of Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, and Duck, the Dare County Board of Commissioners on March 17, 2016, accepted the base bid for the beach nourishment project, totaling $38,520,850.00, from Great...

Corolla, Outer Banks Ranked 4th Best Beach In America

The Huffington Post has published a new article ranking the top 14 “Best Beaches in America”, and the Outer Banks is represented behind only Florida and Hawaii as Corolla, North Carolina is named as...

New Ocracoke Beach Access Ramp 63 Construction Underway

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced today that VRHabilis, LLC, of Knoxville, Tennessee has begun the new ramp construction project to provide additional off-road vehicle (ORV) access to ocean beaches...