Driving on the beach is popular on the Outer Banks, a chain of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina, for several reasons:

Some popular beaches on the Outer Banks where driving is permitted include:

It's important to note that beach driving regulations, permits, and vehicle requirements vary by location. Always research the specific rules for each beach and follow all guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

It's important to remember that driving on the beach can have an environmental impact. To minimize the negative effects on wildlife, vegetation, and the delicate dune system, follow these guidelines:

By following these guidelines and respecting the environment, beach driving on the Outer Banks can continue to be a cherished tradition. Remember to do your research before embarking on a beach driving adventure, as permits, regulations, and access points can change from time to time.

Bodie Island, Jockeys Ridge, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Monkey Island, Nags Head, No Ache Island, Ocracoke Island – these and Outer Banks place names come with rich stories about their origins 

ORV permit included