This year will be the 33rd Annual Beach Sweep across the Outer Banks. Dare County residents have been strong supporters of the event since its inception in 1987.

In 2018 we had 135 volunteers in Dare County pick up over 650 lbs of debris! We are aiming even higher this year.

How can you help?

On the day of the event, please visit one of the below zone locations between 9 am and 12 noon. You will get trash bags, cleanup gear, and direction on where to clean. Then bring your completed data cards to the Outer Banks Brewing Station from 12-4 as your ticket to TrashFest!

  • Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School (Free Kayak Rentals!)
  • Kitty Hawk Bath House
  • Avalon Pier
  • Kill Devil Hills Bath House
  • Bonnett Street
  • Jennette’s Pier

Become a sponsor!

If you would like to sponsor this event, please download the Big Sweep Sponsorship Form.

Should you have any questions please contact Scott Lawrence at 573-9869 or via email at

We would like to thank our sponsors:

Shoshin Technologies
 Bold Print Design Studio
Atlantic Realty of the Outer Banks Outer Banks Brewing Station

Special Thanks to All of Our Zone Captains:

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