Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Yellow Flags Flying on the Outer Banks, what does it mean?

  



Most people know about the Red 'No Swimming' Flags and official No Swimming Advisories that bombard the media for Public Safety when in effect. Red flags are visible and abundant during No Swimming Advisories and mean, High Rip Current Conditions at area Beaches!

But not everyone knows what a Yellow Flag Flying on the beach means because the Yellow flag does not require the media attention as the Red Flags Flying. However, most people associate the color Yellow with Caution, and in a way, the Yellow Flags do mean Caution.
Ocean Bay Lifesaving Station & Regional Access
Parking Lot


According to the Town of Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue, the Yellow Flags mean that there are Strong Currents in the area and to Swim with Caution. Please see https://www.kdhnc.com/946/Ocean-Rescue.

The Town of Kill Devil Hills
Ocean Rescue Headquarters
is located at
Ocean Bay Boulevard Beach Access
103 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252) 480-0080

There is also a webcam at 103 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC, that You can view at: https://www.kdhnc.com/189/Web-Cams
The Town of Kill Devil Hills, NC list the "Web Cams" at this location as
"Ocean Bay Boulevard Regional Beach Access"
Service Provider "Surfline HD Cam," has the location listed as
"Bath House."

Ocean Bay Lifesaving Station
& Regional Access (Sign)



Ocean Bay Boulevard Beach Access is also known as
"Ocean Bay Lifesaving Station" (Google Maps)
"Ocean Bay Lifesaving Station & Regional Access" (2007 dated present sign)
"Ocean Bay Blvd. Accessible Beach" (present sign)
"Kill Devil Hills Bathhouse"
and "KDH Bath House."
Ocean Bay Blvd.
Accessible Beach (Sign)







The Ocean Bay Boulevard Beach Access is Pet-Friendly and Handicap Accessible. In addition to the parking at 103 S. Virginia Dare Trail in front of the Ocean Rescue Office and Bathhouse, there is additional parking across the street that accesses a push-button crosswalk for safety.
Ocean Bay Boulevard Beach Access
additional Parking Lot across the street


The Public Bathhouse at this location does have showers and several other amenities that you will find listed on the above link to the Town of Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue link.

In The Town of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Dogs are not permitted on the beaches between Memorial Day and Labor Day between 9 AM and 6 PM, except for those aiding a disabled person. Leash law requires dogs to be leashed year-round.


The Town of Kill Devil Hills does have "Dogi-Pot" stations at town beach access locations. Please clean up after your pet.

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