Beach Driving in Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head

Due to COVID-19 restrictions,
Town Hall is open by APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Please call 252-449-5338 to schedule a time best for you to pick up your beach driving permit and information packet

Autumn in Kill Devil Hills!  What a wonderful time to be here - days are 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 local bait & tackle shops.

Instructions on How to Get a Permit

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.

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For the complete regulations on KDH Beach Driving: KDH Town Code