Beach

The Town has numerous beach accesses with a variety of amenities.


  • Arch Street - pedestrian access                            
  • Helga Street- pedestrian access, lifeguard
  • Chowan Street - pedestrian access         
  • Hayman Boulevard - paved parking, handicap parking, lifeguard, porta-john, shower
  • Walker Street - pedestrian access                         
  • Eden Street - pedestrian access, lifeguard
  • Fifth Street - paved parking, lifeguard  
  • Fourth Street - pedestrian access
  • Third Street -  paved drop off area, handicap access to beach overlook, lifeguard, shower
  • Second Street - paved parking, lifeguard, shower
  • First Street - paved parking, lifeguard, shower

Beach Scene

  • Asheville Drive - paved parking, handicap parking, handicap access to beach overlook, lifeguard, shower
  • Prospect Avenue - paved parking, handicap parking, bathroom facility, handicap access to beach overlook, shower
  • Glenmere Avenue - paved parking, handicap parking, handicap access to beach overlook, shower
  • Woodmere Avenue - paved parking, handicap parking, lifeguard, shower
  • Ferris Avenue - paved parking, handicap parking, handicap access to beach overlook, porta-john, shower
  • Raleigh Avenue - paved parking, handicap parking, handicap access to beach overlook, porta-john, shower
  • Carlow Avenue - paved parking, handicap parking, handicap access to beach overlook, lifeguard, shower

Path to the beach at a Kill Devil Hills beach access

  • Sutton Avenue - paved parking, handicap parking, handicap access to beach overlook, shower
  • Pinehurst Avenue - pedestrian access, gravel parking
  • Ocean Bay Boulevard - FULLY accessible to the beach, paved parking, lifeguard, bathhouse with showers
  • Carlton Avenue - paved parking, sand walkover
  • Oregon Avenue - paved parking, lifeguard, shower
  • Clark Street - paved parking, handicap parking, lifeguard, porta-john, shower
  • Calvin Street - paved parking, sand walkover
  • Martin Street - paved parking, handicap parking, lifeguard, porta-john, shower
  • Atlantic Street - paved parking, handicap parking, lifeguard, porta-john, shower
  • Lake Drive - pedestrian access, lifeguard
  • Eighth Street - paved parking, handicap parking, handicap access to beach overlook, lifeguard, shower

Leave Nothing but Footprints. . .

We have the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful and clean beach. Please remove all trash and personal items from the beach each day. In Kill Devil Hills, leaving items on the beach overnight is prohibited.

Trash and other items left on the beach can be harmful to people, including emergency responders, and wildlife, like hatchling sea turtles that must make their way to the water to survive.

And, don’t forget to fill in all sand holes, which also create extreme hazards for others when left unattended.

We want all people and wildlife to be able to continue enjoying a safe and litter-free beach!

Text OBXBEACHCONDITIONS to 77295 to sign up for beach-related weather and ocean condition alerts.

Beach Driving

Vehicle driving on the beach

Please note: Storms and high tides can cause rough beach conditions and may limit driving room. During high tides, portions of the beach are likely to become impassible. Obey all closure signs and notices. Check the Town’s website and social media pages regularly for any possible closures.


Beach driving is allowed in Kill Devil Hills (with a permit) from October 1st through April 30th

The Town of Kill Devil Hills’ beach driving permits are available for purchase for the 2022-2023 beach driving season at Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Drive, Kill Devil Hills.

Click here to see the beach driving map. 

Click here to see the beach driving permit information packet. 

A few reminders:

  • KDH seasonal permits are $25 and KDH temporary permits are $10 (good for 14 days).
  • KDH beach driving permits are ONLY good for the Town of Kill Devil Hills beach.
  • The speed limit is 15 mph.
  • Air down your tires! 
  • Modified Utility Vehicles (MUTVs) are not permitted on Kill Devil Hills beaches.

Beach Driving permit sale information

Beach Wheelchairs

The Town is proud to offer beach wheelchairs free of charge to KDH beach-goers. Click this link for more information on how to get one. 

ocean rescue staff with beach wheelchairs


Looking for information on beach safety or on our ocean rescue division? Click on the highlighted text to find out more.