The community of Sanderling, located on the northern beaches of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, is settled on a narrow band of land between the dunes that front the Atlantic Ocean and the marshes that edge the shallow waters of the Currituck Sound. It is a geographically and ecologically fragile environment, and its’ stewardship is the concern of all members of the Sanderling Community.
Please read the following guidelines below that outline our community regulations. We know that visitors choose Sanderling as a place to gather with family and friends because our community has been meticulously designed and maintained so as to coexist within the natural ecosystem that we are proud to call Sanderling.
Before You Visit Sanderling
WE HOPE YOUR VACATION AT SANDERLING WILL BE ENJOYABLE AND ONE TO REMEMBER. SANDERLING IS A PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY. PLEASE RESPECT YOUR NEIGHBOR’S PRIVATE PROPERTY AND HELP US KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE, CLEAN AND ATTRACTIVE. THANK YOU.
As you plan your visit to Sanderling, we ask you to share in the spirit of our community by following the rules and regulations established to protect wildlife, to preserve the beauty and serenity of the beach, the sound, our homes, and common properties. These rules and regulations are intended to enhance your visit to Sanderling as well as to help maintain the community standards that residents and visitors have come to appreciate and enjoy.
BARBECUING: Grill only in the driveway and only on calm days.
BEACH ACCESS: Beach access is available using Boardwalks 1 through 4.
BEACH EQUIPMENT: For public safety and environmental reasons, the Town of Duck requires that all unattended beach equipment, including but not limited to umbrellas, tents, shades, chairs, etc. be removed from the beach after 5:00 p.m. Storing equipment in the dune area, including next to sand fencing or under stairs, is prohibited. The Town will remove and dispose of such items in violation of this ordinance as litter. (Please refer to the section on Beach Safety & Rules for further clarification or please visit: www.townofduck.com/surfrescue-duck.)
BEACH FIRES & FIREWORKS: Beach fires and fireworks are illegal and prohibited.
BOATS: Boats are prohibited on ponds and lakes.
DUNES: Please do not walk on the dunes or damage sand fences, sea oats or other vegetation as they help to preserve our delicate ecology. (Please refer to the section on Dunes under Beach Safety & Rules for further clarification or please visit: www.townofduck.com/surfrescue-duck.)
EXTERIOR LIGHTS: Turn off all outdoor or exterior lights by 10:00 p.m. (Please read the section entitled “Help Protect The Sea Turtles” under Beach Safety & Rules.)
MOTORBIKES, MOTORCYCYLES, GOLF CARTS, ATV’S AND RV’S: These vehicles are prohibited on Sanderling Roads and Trials.
NATURE TRAILS: The community trails are designated as “nature” trails and as such are subject to naturally occurring obstacles. Please use trails with caution. To help preserve our fragile trail system and for pedestrian safety, please walk your bike. No motorized vehicles of any kind are allowed on the nature trails.
NOISE POLLUTION: Be considerate of your neighbors and keep loud music and noise down.
OCEAN SWIMMING: All swimming is at your own risk. Red flags placed at boardwalks by the Town of Duck Surf Rescue mean “No Swimming” due to dangerous surf and undertow conditions. (Please refer to the section on Beach Safety & Rules or visit: www.townofduck.com/surfresue-duck.)
PARKING: Parking is not allowed along or on Sanderling streets or mowed areas. All vehicles should be parked in driveways.
PETS: Pets must be on a leach while on common property, and under control at all times. Pick up and properly dispose of feces on all property.
SPEED LIMIT: The 15-mph speed limit must be observed at all times.
TRASH COLLECTION: May 1 to September 30 (in-season): The Sanderling Homes Association has trash collection Monday and Fridays (Black Containers). Recycling (Blue Containers) is on Mondays only. October 1 to April 30 (off-season) there is no Friday pick up and Blue containers (off-season) are only picked up the first Monday and third Monday of the month. Owners/guests/renters are responsible for taking trash and recycle containers to the street and returning containers under your home after pickup. Trash or recycle materials left outside the containers will not be picked up. Be careful not to block access to the containers PLEASE ROLL OUT YOUR TRASH CONTAINERS THE NIGHT BEFORE AND ROLL IT BACK IN FOLLOWING PICKUP BEFORE 10:00pm. Please visit: www.townofduck.com/waste-disposal/residential-curbside/
Failure to comply with any of the above rules or regulations can result in the loss of SHA privileges. When violations are attributable to a renter, the cottage rental agency will be contacted and appropriate action taken. For assistance or to report violations, please call our Property Manager at 252-261-1214.