Continent
North America
Country
North Carolina (USA)
Next Big City
Norfolk
Next Town
Frisco, Hatteras
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Shower, Toilet, Parking

Water

Type:
Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Swimmers
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Nice waves up to 6m high, depending on wind direction and swell.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
Bystanders
Beach Users:
June, July, August

Sandy beach. Very popular tourist beach in summer.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, June, July, October, November, December
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
SW
Main Direction:
NE, SW

In June and July 90% wind from SW. Starts at 3pm, strongest at 7pm and lasts until sunset. In August and September the wind is not consistent. In October and November 70% wind. In December to February windy almost daily. In March to May frontals and winds from SW, NW and NE. Main directions: NE and SW. Works in: E, SE, SW, E.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Medium walk

Easiest is a rental car. Follow the signs to the Outer Banks from Norfolk (route 168S and then 158S). Then take route 12 south all the way down and pass Frisco. Between Frisco and Hatteras. The beach is accessible with 4-wheel drive. Normal cars can park in the parking lot and then walk to the water.

Extra information

Rules
None

Packed in summer, void this beach if too crowded.

Nightlife

No nightlife.