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Nags HeadUnited States of America

Nags Head is calling! Discover its beaches, oceanfront, sunrises, and more.

Explore the seaside city of Nags Head—amazing beaches, fishing spots, and popular sights from Nags Head Fishing Pier to Jennette's Pier.

Where to stay in Nags Head

Outer Banks showing a sunset

South Nags Head

4.5/5Wonderful!(43 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in South Nags Head, Bodie Island Lighthouse and Oregon Inlet Fishing Center are top sights worth seeing.

South Nags Head

Top Hotels in Nags Head

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Seahorse Inn and Cottages
Seahorse Inn and Cottages
2.5 out of 5
7218 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC
The price is $92 per night

Situated by the ocean, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tanger Outlet Center and Jennette's Pier. Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf and Full Throttle Speedway are ...

3.7/5Good! (355 reviews)

"The staff was friendly and accommodating. The location is excellent."…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Seahorse Inn and Cottages
Comfort Inn South Oceanfront
Comfort Inn South Oceanfront
2.5 out of 5
8031 S Old Oregon Inlet Rd, Nags Head, NC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $110 per night

Located in South Nags Head, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of Tanger Outlet Center and Jennette's Pier. Mutiny Bay Adventure ...

3.7/5Good! (949 reviews)

"very peaceful stay.kind staff, good area. clean and safe place"…"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Comfort Inn South Oceanfront
Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront
Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront
2.5 out of 5
4701 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC
Free Cancellation
The price is $161 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Nags Head hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Nags Head Golf Links, Nags Head Fishing Pier, and Jennette's Pier. Jockey's Ridge State Park ...

4.4/5Excellent! (479 reviews)

"Had a great stay!! Everyone at the hotel is so nice and helpful!!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront

Popular places to visit in Nags Head

Jennette's Pier
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Jennette's Pier

4.5/5(217 reviews)

Fish for striped bass, flounder and bluefish or simply admire the oceanfront surroundings from this eco-friendly pier in North Carolina’s beautiful Nags Head.

Nags Head Fishing Pier
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Nags Head Fishing Pier

4.5/5(123 reviews)

Explore the waterfront of Nags Head Fishing Pier and enjoy activities such as fishing in Nags Head. Stroll along the beautiful beaches or visit the notable monuments in the area.

Bodie Island Lighthouse
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Bodie Island Lighthouse

4.5/5(331 reviews)

Climb the iconic lighthouse just south of Nags Head and experience spectacular natural views of Bodie Island, the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding areas.

Jockey's Ridge State Park
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Jockey's Ridge State Park

4.5/5(189 reviews)

Admire the tallest sand dunes on the Atlantic coast, explore the maritime forest and see the shallow Roanoke Sound body of water in this unique state park. 

Oregon Inlet Fishing Center
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Oregon Inlet Fishing Center

4.5/5(66 reviews)

With a large range of boat choices, one of the eastern seaboard’s largest charter boat fishing fleets has options for all fishing enthusiasts, and non-fishermen too.

Tanger Outlet Center
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Tanger Outlet Center

4/5(6 reviews)

You can browse for the perfect souvenirs at Tanger Outlet Center during your stay in Nags Head. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in this family-friendly area.

Top things to do in Nags Head

Full-Day Offshore Fishing Charter - Tuna, Wahoo, Dolphin, Billfish
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Full-Day Offshore Fishing Charter - Tuna, Wahoo, Dolphin, Billfish

$2,100
Per adult
Surf Lessons on the Outer Banks
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Surf Lessons on the Outer Banks

$79
Per adult
Outer Banks Wild Horse Tour
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Outer Banks Wild Horse Tour

$51
Per adult
Stand Up Paddleboard Adventure on the Outer Banks
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Stand Up Paddleboard Adventure on the Outer Banks

$59
Per adult
Jumpmasters OBX Fun Park
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Jumpmasters OBX Fun Park

$16
Per adult
Alligator River Kayak Adventure
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Alligator River Kayak Adventure

$49
Per adult

Reviews of Nags Head

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 65.4320987654321%
4 - Good
98
4 - Good 30.246913580246915%
3 - Okay
13
3 - Okay 4.012345679012346%
2 - Disappointing
1
2 - Disappointing 0.30864197530864196%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 5, 2020

OBX is the perfect place to unwind and relax while escaping the real world! You can clear your mind and refresh your soul. I always feel so relaxed in the Outer Banks!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Love the area, because of the pandemic things are still Closed but nice to just get away!!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 30, 2020

I grew up visiting this beach in the summers and staying in this motel when I was a little girl myself, because it was one of my grandmothers favorite places to stay and now I get to share the same experience with my daughter!

5/5 - Excellent

Meg

Mar 14, 2020

Strongly recommend even in the off season. Cooler but still nice and fewer people.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 25, 2020

Nags Head is beautiful, however I enjoy it better in the off season.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 20, 2020

Great place to visit anytime of the year.

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