Beach Driving in Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head

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Fall on the Outer Banks!  What a wonderful time to be here - sun's still warm, fishing picks up, water temperature is good for swimming, and you can drive on the beach again.  

                                     Beach Driving in KDH - At a Glance

Beach Driving Season

The beach driving season runs from October 1 through April 30 each year.  

Types of Driving Permits

Two types of permits are available: seasonal ($25) and temporary ($10 - good for 14 days).  

Driving Permits Good in KDH AND Nags Head

Through a reciprocal agreement, KDH beach driving permits are recognized between the Town of Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills.  This allows the holder of a KDH permit to drive on Nags Head Beaches and vice versa. 

Where to Get a Permit

Beach driving permits are required and can be purchased 8 am - 5 pm, M-F,  at KDH Town Hall, second floor at the Cashier's Desk, located at 102 Town Hall Drive.  Nags Head Permits (which allow you to drive in KDH) are available at Nags Head Town Hall or TW's Bait & Tackle in Nags Head.

For More Information

Please check the links to the left for more information on beach driving in Kill Devil Hills.  


Call Town Hall at 252-449-5300.