Transportation for Hire
A Stretch of the Beach- 252-457-1099
The Corolla based limousine service offers limousines and town cars for special occasions and airport transportation to
any city. Weddings, nights on the town, concerts, and shopping trips to Norfolk.
Bayside Cab- 252-480-1300
On US 158 at MP 6, Bayside offers point to point service 24 hours a day. The company offers service between the
Outer Banks and Norfolk International Airport with 24 hour notice.
Beach Cab- 252-441-2500, 800-441-2503
The Vans of Beach Cab offer 24 hour service and Norfolk Airport pickups.
The Connection- 252-449-2777
This shuttle service operates daily between Norfolk and the OBX with door to door shared ride and private service to
Norfolk Airport, as well as Norfolk’s bus and train stations. Full size air conditioned passenger vans can accommodate
Cars and Four Wheel Drive Vehicles
OBX Chrysler, Jeep- 252-441-1146
US 158 at MP5 in Kill Devil Hills
U-Save Auto Rental- 252-491-8500, 800-685-9938
US 158, one mile north of the Wright Memorial Bridge in Point Harbor
Beach Driving- Please read if you’re heading off road- Be Safe!
Many, many driver get stuck because they don’t let air out of their tires before driving on the beaches. The National
Park Service says its rangers generally drive with 20 pounds of pressure in their tires. This applies to vehicles of any
size. Lowering the pressure also helps prevent the engine from overheating when traveling through soft sand.
Rangers advise re-inflating tires when returning to the paved roads. Please don’t block the beach ramps when you lock
hubs or deflate tires. We suggest pulling well off to the side of the ramp or using the parking areas found at most
Once on the beach, dry to drive on the firm, wet sand below the high tide line and if there are previously made tracks,
follow them. Areas with no tracks may be avoided for good reason. Watch out for areas of the beach with shell laden,
red-dish sand and depressions with a bit of standing water. These can be very soft.
You are prohibited from driving on, over, or in between the dunes for any reason at any time. The dunes and their
fragile vegetation create our protective barrier and are extremely vital to the delicate ecology of animal and plat life.
Please obey all the area designations on the beaches.
The beach north of Corolla is open year round to everybody with no beach permit required. You can drive all the way to
the fence on the beach at the NC. / VA. state line. The north beach ramp for it is located at the end of the main road
(Route 12) in Corolla. The beaches are real hard and flat. If you go out at the north beach ramp it has a lot of old
stumps sticking up all over the beach from an old forest so watch where your driving and try not to run over any small
pieces of wood. Those small pieces of wood could be one of those buried stumps which could damage your tire. If you
have a permit you can drive on the beach north of the NC. / VA. state line all the way to Sandbridge in Virginia Beach
through Virginia's False Cape State Park and Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. It's 24 hours a day between October
and May. From May through September, no vehicles are allowed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. for sake of turtle and shorebird
nesting. Permits are given to permanent residents who lived on the northern Outer Banks before Dec. 31, 1979. The
geographic cutoff for qualification as a resident goes from the state line to 1,600 feet south of the Currituck Beach
Lighthouse. Some allowances are made for people who need to travel the beach for their jobs and for medical
The ramps inside the town of Corolla are open October 31 - May 31 with no permit required.
No beach driving is allowed in Kitty Hawk.
Kill Devil Hills ramps are open October 1 - April 30 with no beach permit required. The whole beach is washed out bad
north of the Wright Brothers Monument and it's also bad on the southern end of the town. I would suggest the area in
the middle of Kill Devil Hills.
Nags Head ramps are open October 1 - April 30 and a beach driving sticker is required for each vehicle that must be
renewed annually. The sticker should be placed on the left front bumper of the vehicle and can be purchased from the
town for $25 per permit at the Municipal Complex in Nags Head or from any of these tackle shops, Fishing Unlimited,
Whalebone Tackle and T.W.'s Bait and Tackle. There's a 60 dollar fine for not having one. A lot of the beach is closed
because of erosion, I would suggest the access and beach by the Dune Lantern.
Ramp 20 is closed because of beach erosion.
Ramp 2 at Coquina Beach, the area north of Ramp 23 in Salvo, north of Ramp 38 in Avon and Ramp 45 in Buxton are
closed during the summer.
Ramp 4 near the bridge at Oregon Inlet is open. The washout a.k.a. the cut is still there but you can get to the bridge if
the water isn't rough. Don't drive across there if water is on it because vehicles have been stuck and buried.
Be careful going through the washouts at Ramp 23, try to get by them as close to the dunes as possible. The sand near
the water is like quick sand in those areas.