Don’t forget your permit to drive on the beaches of Nags Head and KDH from October 1 through April 30

By on October 31, 2019


Vehicles with a proper Town permit (which costs $25), are allowed on the beach in both Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills from October 1st through April 30th each year. 

For more information on beach driving in Nags Head, please call Nags Head’s Town Hall at 252-441-5508. For more information on beach driving in Kill Devil Hills, please call their police department at 252-449-5537.

Permits are available at the following locations:

  • Nags Head Town Hall
    5401 S Croatan Highway
    Nags Head NC 27959
    • From 8:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Kill Devil Hills Town Hall
    102 Town Hall Drive
    Kill Devil Hills NC 27948
    • From 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Nags Head tackle shops


Unable to fish from the beach because you are disabled? Find information on this ATV Use page.

Maps, Rules & Regulations

Upon purchasing a permit, be sure to pick up (or download from this page) a map denoting areas open to beach driving and beach driving rules and regulations for both towns:


  1. Beach Driving Map (PDF)
  2. Beach Driving Regulations (PDF)

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