A Naturist World Pea Island

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  • Listed By : Team - ANW
  • Listed On : Jul 01, 2019
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  • Category : North America » United States of America
  • Description : Much of North Carolina's Outer Banks is deserted enough to bathing in the nude without worrying about getting hassled by the powers that be. There are miles and miles of pristine beaches.

    Unpopulated, unspoiled, and always open, the Outer Banks beaches have popped up on a number of National "Best Beaches" lists.One such place is the remote Pea Island on Cape Hatteras, which sees sporadic nude use when the weather permits. Just park along the side of the road (NC-12) well away from other cars, walk over a low dune or in between dunes, and enjoy your own private beach. Keep off the dunes and stay on designated pathways to and from the beach to maintain the dunes' structural integrity.

    The 13 miles of ocean beach provide nesting habitat for loggerhead sea turtles, piping plover and several species of shorebirds. There are numerous birds, toads, deer tracks, and you might see the otter bopping about.
  • Location : Pea Island, Kinnakeet, NC, USA

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Good to Know

  • Beach Type Beaches and Coves
  • Facilities There is a Visitor Center on the south side of the highway, you can park for free and there are restrooms. Camping is not allowed on any Outer Banks beaches except in designated campgrounds.
  • Nudist Status Unofficial
  • Ease of Access Easy access across the dunes (via the paths) from the visitor center.

Getting There

  • Town / County / State NC 12 south, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Kinnakeet, North Carolina
  • Zip / Postal Code 27968
  • Directions Take the North Carolina Highway 12 south from Nags Head and cross Oregon Inlet. Refuge signs direct visitors to the Pea Island Visitor Center, New Inlet Sound Access and beach access parking areas.


  • Latitude 35.717682
  • Longitude -75.497108