Swim Near a Lifeguard

By on May 28, 2021

Dare County

Lifeguards return to the beaches Saturday, May 29. From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Never swim alone. Lifeguards and information located on lifeguard stands provide beach goers with valuable information about current beach conditions.  Check the NWS beach forecast before you head out, go to BEACH FORECAST and click the umbrella for your beach. For more information visit Dare County Beach Hazards.

Visit LOVE THE BEACH. RESPECT THE OCEAN.  for morning beach forcasts as well as videos and beach safety tips.

Visit each town’s link for details and additional information.

Nags Head

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day with a roving patrol through October 15 – Abalone Street, Bonnett Street, Enterprise Street, Epstein Street Bathhouse, Gulfstream Street, Hargrove Street, Indigo Street, Juncos Street

Kill Devil Hills

10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day with a roving patrol through October 15 – Helga Street, Hayman Street, Eden Street, Avalon Drive, 5th Street, 3rd Street, 2nd Street, 1st Street, Coral Drive, Asheville Drive, Woodmere Avenue, Carlow Avenue, Ocean Bay Boulevard, Oregon Avenue, Baum Street, Clark Street, Martin Street, Atlantic Street, Ocean Acres Beach Access (Neptune Drive), Lake Drive, Eighth Street

Kitty Hawk 

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day with a roving patrol – Byrd Street, Eckner Street, Lillian Street, Kitty Hawk Bath House.

Southern Shores
  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day – Hillcrest Drive & Chicahauk Trail
  • From Mid-June through Mid-August – E. Dogwood Trail & 142 Ocean Boulevard
  • Handicapped Beach Accesses – Oceanview Loop & Hillcrest Drive

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. May 24 through September 9 – Caffey’s Inlet, Sprigtail Drive, Barrier Island Station, Schooner Ridge Drive, Christopher Drive, Four Seasons

June 13 through August 10 – Ocean Pines, Widgeon Drive, Snow Geese, Dune Road, Scarborough Lane, Plover Drive

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day – Coquina Beach (across from the Bodie Island Lighthouse site), Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Beach (adjacent to the Old Cape Hatteras Lighthouse site), Frisco Beach (located just south of Frisco Village), Ocracoke Beach (1 1/2-miles south of the NPS campground OR 1/2-mile north of Ocracoke Village)

Please note, should conditions on the beach change, stand locations may be shifted. Please heed words of caution, advisories, and/or the flying of red (no swimming) flags. They are issued for your safety.


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