Although Nags Head will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, its roots are far older. Arguably North Carolina’s first vacation destination, visitors have been coming here to get away from it all since the 1830’s. You’ll be happy to know accommodations have come a long way since the first “Banker’s” arrived here though!
Nags Head Beach Homes
The traditional tiny Nags Head beach cottage has morphed into spectacular oceanfront vacation rental homes capable of accommodating several families. Many of which boast private pools, hot tubs, and other luxuries that make vacationing here pure pleasure. Not traveling with 20 of your closest family and friends? Don’t worry, small cottages, condominiums, and townhomes are still popular here as well and offer an ambience all their own. Furry friends are welcome throughout Nags Head as long as they are leashed so don’t be afraid to ask for pet friendly accommodations when you plan your stay.
Beginning at mile post 10 and running through mile post 21, Nags Head is home to much more than luxury vacation homes and wide sandy beaches. Most notably of course is Jockey’s Ridge State Park where you will find the east coast’s largest sand dune. Boasting breathtaking views of the ocean and sound as well as an educational visitor’s center, classes, sound access, and even hang gliding lessons, no Nags Head vacation would be complete without a visit here!
Nags Head Vacation Activities, Fishing, Biking, Surfing & Kite Boarding
Nags Head is truly a recreational paradise for those who love the great outdoors. Enjoy biking along the 11 mile multi-use path, strolling through the maritime forest in Nags Head Woods, or visit either of Nags Head’s other great parks. When you’ve covered all there is to see on land, try a little water action! Nags Head boasts over 40 beach accesses, 6 sound accesses, 3 fishing piers, surfing & kite boarding lessons, parasailing, and even dolphin tours. Kayaking and sailing are also popular, and fishing charters leave daily from Oregon Inlet Fishing Center just minutes from Nags Head. So get out there and breath some salt air, it’ll do your body good!
Fun in Nags Head doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Enjoy fantastic seafood entrees at local restaurants, shopping at unique boutiques or scoop up the savings at the outlet malls. Grab a cocktail at one of the areas night spots, then enjoy a fire on the beach and gaze at the stars. Just make sure you get a fire permit first. They can be obtained for just $10 from the Nags Head Fire Station, and are required by law.
Vacationing in Nags Head has been a family tradition since the 1830’s; isn’t it time you made it your tradition too?
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