OBX Beach Nourishment 2017

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OBX Beach Nourishment has left us with a Brand New Beach!

The Sea Ranch Resort has “More Beach to Love” directly out front of the hotel.

Many locals joke about “life on a sandbar” here on the Outer Banks. If you look at a map, it certainly looks like a thin line of land surrounded by water, which is true of course. Calling the Outer Banks a “sandbar” over-simplifies the concept, but the sentiment is accurate in terms of living in a location where sand is one of its major talking points and is surrounded by water. The Outer Banks is a very dynamic place and our wonderful beaches are constantly being sculpted by the tides, the wind and humans. A few weeks ago, we wrote an article about the beaches that have made the Outer Banks such a huge attraction. There has been a concerted effort over the years to bring beach nourishment into the forefront of strategies to keep our beaches healthy and strong. Yes, healthy beaches make for a great vacation, but they also serve as a buffer against the ocean. 

Recently, the beaches of the OBX have received much needed replenishment. The Sea Ranch Resort’s beach has had a face-lift in the past month and we are excited that our beach is now approximately 250 feet wider!  You can check out some of the photos below that show the dramatic process that beach nourishment entails. It is a reminder of the power of human ingenuity to make great things happen. There have been a few articles about beach nourishment including the most recent from Outer Banks This Week which is a great resource if you want to learn more. 

Beach nourishment involves pulling sand from the bottom of the ocean offshore and pumping it on the the beach, which is simple to understand but not easy to do! Widening the beaches provides many advantages, one of which is more sand to play on. We are sure that you are going to love the wide stretches of beach that wind along the coast here in Kill Devil Hills and it’s just one more reason to come and visit us at the Sea Ranch Resort. We are centrally located on the Outer Banks, close to many of the attractions that make the Outer Banks a unique place to visit.

Check out these before and after photos of our beach out front!

Sea Ranch Resort Beach Replenishment 2017 Bulldozers
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