Beach nourishment is the process of dredging sand from the ocean floor and pumping it back onto the eroding shoreline.
Here on the Outer Banks, it's no secret that we love our beaches! To ensure that they remain available to enjoy for generations to come, this added sand provides protection for properties and infrastructure from further erosion caused by storms and high tides. Rebuilding the shoreline is a big project, and each Outer Banks town has a sand replenishment plan for beach renourishment in 2022.
You may have heard beach nourishment referred to as:
We understand beach nourishment projects may be an inconvenience to some who may be vacationing during the time this important renourishment is taking place. The great news is the Outer Banks is filled with endless possibilities to make some memories! See our OBX Vacation Guide for Twiddy's favorite things to do on the Outer Banks with our recommended local partners.Explore the Vacation Guide