Part of the beach in uptown Nags Head closed to driving

Signs alerting to the ORV closure at Bladen Street. [photo courtesy Nags Head Police Department]

A section of beach in uptown Nags Head has been closed to off-road vehicles due to current conditions and the number of beachgoers using the stretch near the border with Kill Devil Hills.

Beach driving from Eighth Street to Bladen Street has been suspended until further notice. Last week’s onshore flow and rough surf created several tall escarpments that can catch drivers off guard.

The Eighth Street access remains open to ORVs, but all vehicles must head north into Kill Devil Hills from that point.

Driving on the beaches of Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills is permitted between October 1 and April 30, and required a $25 permit that is available from the towns and at tackle shops in Nags Head.

A separate permit issued by the National Park Service is required to drive on the beaches of Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Beach driving on the Currituck County beaches is free, but a permit is required to park on the beach north of Corolla between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.

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