VIDEO: Wrapping up South Nags Head’s 2022 beach nourishment project

VIDEO: Wrapping up South Nags Head’s 2022 beach nourishment project

December 3rd, 2022

The Town of Nags Head, in conjunction with Dare County’s Current TV has produced a video summarizing and explaining what to expect following the beach nourishment project that took place this summer off South Nags Head.

Approximately 611,000 cubic yards of sand was placed over 4.45 miles of beach from near Whalebone Junction to the town’s southern boundary at Cape Hatteras National Seashore during approximately 19 days of construction in July and August.

At a cost of nearly $14 million, the project was funded by grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, State of North Carolina and the Dare County beach nourishment fund to replenish sand from the previous project conducted in 2019 that was lost to Hurricane Dorian later that fall.

Starting Monday, December 5, 2022, a Town of Nags Head contractor will be installing sand fencing and planting American beach grass sprigs on oceanfront properties in south Nags Head. The properties on which sand fencing and sprigging will be placed selectively in those that received sand as part of this past summer’s beach restoration project, from 8031 through 10435 South Old Oregon Inlet Road.

The work should take about two weeks to be completed, weather permitting.

Sand fencing and beach plantings are a natural method that helps stem coastal erosion and flooding by trapping sand to build protective dunes.

If you have any questions about the project, please contact Town Engineer David Ryan at

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