Aerial image of beach nourishment progress in Avon, courtesy of Coastal Science & Engineering. Photo was taken on June 29, 2022.

Dare County provided the following updates on the 2022 Avon and Buxton beach nourishment projects as of Thursday, June 30. Details on the progress of both projects are below.

Buxton Beach Nourishment:

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. has announced that beach nourishment operations in Buxton are currently underway. On the afternoon of Thursday, June 30, 2022, the dredge Ellis Island began pumping sand along the beach from a landing point located near the south end of Tower Circle in Buxton, and the project is heading south.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. will pump sand on the beach from that landing point and continue moving south until it reaches the southern end of the project area, which is located near the original location of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

Avon Beach Nourishment:

Beach nourishment operations in Avon have now been paused and will resume once a second dredge—the Liberty Island—arrives in Dare County in early to mid-July.

Click here to view the Avon project progress map, which shows the sections of shoreline where beach nourishment has already been completed.

Click here to view the Buxton project map, which shows the section of shoreline where beach nourishment is currently underway, as well as areas that are closed for the staging of construction equipment.

ORV Ramp 38 Reminder: 

Throughout this summer, Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s off-road vehicle (ORV) Ramp 38 will remain open, but visitors with beach driving permits can expect some intermittent, short-term delays entering and exiting the ramp as beach nourishment equipment is moved safely to and from the beach.

Although the ramp will remain open, the parking lot at ORV Ramp 38 will be closed this summer. Visitors who planned to park in the parking lot at ORV Ramp 38 should instead consider using nearby parking lots at Haulover Sound Access and Kite Point Sound Access.

For More Information…

Visit for the latest information about all 2022 beach nourishment projects taking place in Dare County, including projected timelines and answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Aerial image of the subline in Buxton, courtesy of Coastal Science & Engineering. The Avon project has been paused, and the Ellis Island dredge has moved downshore to begin beach nourishment in Buxton on June 30, 2022

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