The town of Nags Head is known for its windblown sandy beaches and deep blue-green waters. Lining the town are quaint cottages and luxurious beach homes which have been home to generations of Outer Banks vacationers because Nags Head has been a tourist destination for over 150 years.
Even with all the wonderful attractions, great dining and trendy shops, there’s one thing that brings tourists to Nags Head every year – the ocean! Sitting between the stunning Atlantic Ocean and the tranquil Roanoke Sound, Nags Head offers water related activities for everyone! Surfers, kiteboarders, jet-skiers, kayakers and even deep-sea fishing lovers will have a blast.
Stretching out into the Atlantic, the Nags Head Fishing Pier is the longest and oldest in the area. Pros and novices alike line up from dusk to dawn with hopes of catching the “big one”.
Once you exit the surf, awesome thrills await you landside. Spend the day riding bikes along the sand-swept roads before an early evening round of mini-golf at one of Nags Head’s colossal courses. Jockey’s Ridge State Park, home to the East Coast’s largest dunes, hosts hang-gliders and kite flyers all summer long. Of course, no trip to the Outer Banks would be complete without a visit to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, home to the famous Bodie Island Lighthouse and Museum.
Exceptional restaurants and even some with down-home cooking await you all year in Nags Head. You can even dine overlooking the gorgeous Roanoke Sound!
If you’re ready for some shopping, browse the incredible selection of shore décor and nautically themed gifts offered by Nags Head merchants. Custom jewelry, handmade by local artisans, promises your vacation will be remembered for a lifetime.
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