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Driving on the Beach Visitors to the Currituck Outer Banks are welcome to enjoy driving on the most northern beaches as long as they travel via four-wheeldrive (4WD) vehicle and follow the established laws. Driving on the beach is a unique experience and requires drivers to take many safety measures. Here are a few things to keep in mind while driving on the northern beaches. • All vehicles must be registered, properly licensed and insured. • Gas tanks should be full before driving onto the beach. There are no gas stations on the beach. • Currituck County requires that you air down your tires to 15-20 psi in a legal parking area before approaching the beach ramp entrance. • Do not stop or park in the beach ramp entrance area. Use 4WD onto the ramp and maintain a slow, steady speed, watching for pedestrians at all times. • Parking is not allowed on the beach until you reach milepost 14, which is 1.5 miles north of the entry point to the beaches. • The speed limit on the beach is 35 mph. When traveling within 300 feet of any person, the speed limit is 15 mph. • Driving lanes in the 4WD area are located along the dune line and adjacent to the water’s edge with parking allowed between these two lanes. From the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day, a county issued beach parking permit must be displayed on visitors' vehicles that wish to park in the 4WD area. During this time frame, permitted vehicles shall be parked adjacent to the water’s edge, and driving lanes will be along the dune line and in the middle of the beach. For details and information on obtaining a beach parking permit, please visit parkingonthebeach.com or call 252-435-2947. • Parked vehicles and personal property must be kept between the driving lanes at all times. • All equipment must be removed from the beach each night before sunset. • Always remember to watch for pedestrians and horses while driving on the beach. For complete beach driving tips and rules, visit www.VisitCurrituck.com/BeachDriving

Get More Out of Your Stay. Get a Currituck MORE Card Stop by one of our visitor’s centers and we’ll welcome you with a free MORE Card entitling you to special discounts at shops, restaurants and more.

Get ready to save with the Currituck MORE Card. This discount card is good at participating attractions, restaurants and accommodations located throughout the Currituck Outer Banks… and best of all, it’s FREE. The Currituck MORE Card is the most convenient way to receive great discounts while having fun at the beach.

Discounts for Corolla OBX & Mainland

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Currituck OBX Visitors Guide  

Relax in the tucked-away paradise of Currituck's Outer Banks, North Carolina. Home of the legendary Corolla Wild Horses and beach driving o...

Currituck OBX Visitors Guide  

Relax in the tucked-away paradise of Currituck's Outer Banks, North Carolina. Home of the legendary Corolla Wild Horses and beach driving o...