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...

ESA Eastern Surfing Championships Return To Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head

The 48th annual Eastern Surfing Association’s (ESA) Easterns® will began yesterday (Sunday, September 20) and will run through this Saturday, September 26th, showcasing the East Coast’s best amateur surfers from the Great Lakes through...

New Off-Road Vehicle Ramp Opening Announced

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced today the September 4th opening of the newly constructed parking area, a footpath, and Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Ramp 32, located south of the village...

Octopus Discovered At Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head

A group of youngsters (pictured below) found a baby octopus (Octopus vulgaris) attached to a horseshoe crab on the beach at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head on Wednesday afternoon. They immediately brought the animal up to...

Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks Ranked Best Beach In America

In a new countdown of the Best Beaches in the U.S., the travel section at Business Insider has rankedthe Outer Banks’ own Cape Hatteras in the top spot. According to the site: “For this list,...

Explore Beaches Of Kill Devil Hills In New Video

The Town of Kill Devil Hills has released a new video as part of the Dare County Government Channel’s Destination Dare series, this  time focusing on What You May Find On The Beach while...

National Park Service Hosting Outer Banks Beach Cleanups

The month of June marks the beginning of summer and also the beginning of World Oceans Month.  The oceans make up approximately 70 percent of the earth and are global natural treasures providing a...

Dr. Beach Names Hatteras No. 5 Best Beach in America

Professor Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, has unveiled his annual list ranking the Top 10 Beaches in America, placing Cape Hatteras in the top five! Hawaii’s Waimanalo Bay Beach Park topped Dr....

National Park Service Updates Cape Hatteras ORV Management Plan

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced this week that, consistent with 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, a legislation-driven review and analysis of the Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Management Plan for Cape...

Cape Hatteras National Seashore 2015 Lifeguard Season Announced

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced today that Cape Hatteras National Seashore has contracted the Seashore’s lifeguard operations to serve the visiting public during the 2015 summer season.  Operations of...

US News World Report Ranks Outer Banks Best Family Beach Vacation

U.S. News and World Report recently released its list of the 10 Best Family Beach Vacations in the USA, giving the Outer Banks, North Carolina the No. 1 top spot! The site has this to...

Cape Point Temporarily Closes ORV Beach Access

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] National Park Service Outer Banks Group Deputy Superintendent Mark Dowdle announced today the temporary off-road vehicle (ORV) access closure of the Cape Point area in accordance with the requirements of the...

National Park Service Announces Seasonal Hatteras, Ocracoke ORV Closures

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced this week the temporary closing of seasonal ORV (off road vehicle) routes in front of village beaches will take place on...

Kill Devil Hills Releases Beach Nourishment Video

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] Kill Devil Hills has released a video to provide an informational overview of the Town’s proposed beach nourishment program, along with the history of beach erosion efforts in the community. The segment...

National Park Service Announces Pre-Nesting Beach Closures

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] To protect breeding habitat for important shorebirds, Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) staff are implementing pre-nesting closures in several beach locations.  During the winter, staff conducted annual assessments of preferred breeding...

Kill Devil Hills To Hold Public Hearing On Beach Nourishment

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] Beach nourishment could finally be coming to Kill Devil Hills, if a proposed project is approved by the town’s Board of Commissioners. The next step in the process will be a...

Kill Devil Hills Releases New Ocean Rescue Video

Kill Devil Hills has released a new town-produced 30-minute video that is like an Outer Banks episode of Cops crossed with Baywatch, aimed at educating beach goers about ocean safety. In the middle of...

Nags Head Outfall Work To Close Admiral St. Beach Access

Perhaps starting as early as today (February 16), the North Carolina Department of Transportation will be using the Admiral Street public beach access in Nags Head to stage equipment that will be used to...

National Park Service Begins Cape Hatteras Seashore Changes

Superintendent David Hallac announced today that Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) staff began the process in early January of reviewing and complying with recently passed legislation in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act related...

Trip Advisor Names Nags Head No. 2 Top U.S. Destination on the Rise

TripAdvisor announced its Travelers’ Choice Awards for the Top 10 Destinations on the Rise in the United States last month, ranking Nags Head, North Carolina at number 2 on the list, which highlights the...