Nags Head

United States of America

Jennette\'s Pier which includes a beach
Get away to Nags Head! Enjoy the beaches, seaside, and sunrises.

Discover the seaside area of Nags Head—beaches, fresh seafood, and top sights like Jennette's Pier.

Known for

Beaches, Fishing and Seafood

Where to stay in Nags Head

South Nags Head
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South Nags Head

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

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Popular things to do in Nags Head

Jennette's Pier
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Jennette's Pier

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.

Bodie Island Lighthouse
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Bodie Island Lighthouse

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

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

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

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home at Tanger Outlet Center during your trip to Nags Head. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in this family-friendly area.

Wright Brothers National Memorial
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Wright Brothers National Memorial

A true testament to the origins of aviation history, this monument is also a visually impressive and inspiring feature of the North Carolina landscape.

Top activities in Nags Head

Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Outer Banks
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Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Outer Banks

$80

This private surf lesson meets at a centrally located shop in Nags Head, with a morning or afternoon start time scheduled according to the low tide. Park in the shop's lot and leave the car keys behind the counter with a staff member so belongings remain safe.

Outer Banks Paddleboard Eco Tour
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Outer Banks Paddleboard Eco Tour

$80

The SUP Eco Tour meets at this centrally located shop in Nags Head. Bring your voucher and ID inside and check in with the friendly staff, who will introduce you to your guide. After meeting your guide(s), he or she will select the proper surfboards for you, your friends and your family that is in your Tour with you.

Beach Cruiser Weekly Bike Rental on the Outer Banks
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Beach Cruiser Weekly Bike Rental on the Outer Banks

$51

Beach cruiser rentals are a cheap, easy and fun way to explore the Outer Banks at a leisurely pace. Beach cruisers can be picked up directly at our shop, which is located on the Beach Road in Nags Head. There is a dedicated bike path adjacent to the shop, which makes for easy and safe riding.

Outer Banks Surf Board Rental
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Outer Banks Surf Board Rental

$60

Picking up your surfboard rental at this centrally located shop in Nags Head is a snap. The shop has parking and there is a free parking lot fronting the beach across the street from the shop.

Beach Cabana Set Up and Take Down Sevice in the Outer Banks
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Beach Cabana Set Up and Take Down Sevice in the Outer Banks

$120

Enjoy our fastest growing service on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Our 10 x 10 Beach Cabana and six beach chairs set up and taken down for you by our excellent staff waiting to help you maximize your beach experience.

Outer Banks Paddleboard Rental
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Outer Banks Paddleboard Rental

$169

Your SUP rental can be picked up at a store front in Nags Head as early as 7 AM. Alternatively, boards are delivered throughout the day in a limited delivery area. Paddling options include the Atlantic ocean, directly across the street from the store front only steps from a public beach access.