The Outer Banks has begun the process of reopening.

The Outer Banks has begun the process of reopening.

The Outer Banks is beginning the process of reopening. Dare County and Currituck County announced plans today to begin lifting restrictions on visitation.

Currituck County is moving more quickly than its neighbor to the south in Dare. The announcement today indicated Corolla will open to nonresident property owners on Thursday. Three weeks later, on Friday, May 15, the Currituck Banks will open to all visitors.

Dare County, which is the majority of the Outer Banks, will continue to restrict access until the first week in May.

Beginning on May 4 nonresident property owners will be allowed back in. However, hoping to avoid overwhelming police at the checkpoint the following schedule will apply:

Beginning Monday, May 4 at 6:00 a.m. – Entry begins and is ongoing for nonresident property owners whose last name begins with A – I

Beginning Wednesday, May 6 at 6:00 a.m. –  Entry begins and is ongoing for nonresident property owners whose last name begins with J – R

Beginning Friday, May 8 at 6:00 a.m. – Entry begins for nonresident property owners whose last name begins with S – Z

Dare County has not yet announced plans to reopen for visitors, although the Dare County Control Group has indicated they hope to have the beaches open by summer.

Dare and Currituck Counties have strongly recommended that the property owners who do come should “…bring their own supplies to sustain themselves in their homes as much as possible, including groceries, prescriptions, paper products and other essentials,” the Dare County statement said.

Entry Passes Will Be Required

Entry passes for nonresident property owners can be downloaded and printed. For Dare County click here. Currituck County reentry permits are mailed. For information on obtaining one, click here.

For the property owners who are coming, please remember that North Carolina, Dare and Currituck County have a number of restrictions and recommendations in place including wearing a facemark, no large gatherings and maintaining social distancing.

Here at Brindley Beach Vacations we’re really excited about seeing our friends and visitors again Please remember, though—be smart and be safe.