There is a public beach access about 150 yds North of the Nags Head Pier. The access has a historical sign about the wreck, plus, there is a pavilion that describes the history and current description of dive site. The wreck is usually buoyed during the summer months. Swim to anchor line and down to bow. Explore the wreck, however, do not take anything with you. This wreck is protected by the state. There are still cannonballs, guns, etc that can be observed. Rinse off showers are available when you exit.