Nags Head

Full of history and abounding in recreational activities, it is easy to see why Nags Head, NC has been attracting visitors for over 150 years. OBX vacationers return to Nags Head year after year for the beaches, recreational activities, dining experience, and shopping. Whether it is a romantic getaway or a large family vacation, Nags Head provides all the fun and adventure vacationers are seeking and more.

Nags Head Vacation Homes and Communities

Nags Head vacation homes range from classic "Old Nags Head" style cottages to brand new oceanfront, luxury homes. These homes are located from the ocean to the sound and provide OBX vacationers with the space and amenities they desire. Vacation homes in Nags Head are located within 4 communities. Old Nags Head Place, South Nags Head, South Creek Acres, and Village at Nags Head are the premiere places to be in Nags Head. Each community is conveniently located near shopping, dining, and most importantly, the beach. Some of the amenities include pools, hot tubs, tennis courts, and golf access. Whether you are looking for tradition and history, or new and lavish, Nags Head has the perfect vacation home waiting for you.  

Things to Do in Nags Head

Nags Head offers numerous events and activities to excite every member of your family. Vacationers can climb the historical Jockey’s Ridge, the largest sand dune on the east coast. At the top visitors can hang glide, fly a kite, or just enjoy the spectacular views. Take a short drive over to the North Carolina Aquarium and learn about the ocean and sea creatures that live there. Those looking for an adventure can take kayak tours, surfing lessons, hang-glide or parasail. The sportsmen in the family will love the close proximity to the Oregon Inlet fishing center and Jennette’s Pier. After a long day at the beach, unwind with a fantastic meal from a variety of locally owned restaurants. Don’t miss the chance to indulge in the fresh local seafood and island style dishes. Those looking for some retail therapy will enjoy the unique items found at locally owned boutiques and the outlet mall. Visit and see why so many make vacationing in Nags Head an annual traditional. 

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Featured Activities

Oregon Inlet Fishing Center

Address: 98 N Carolina 12, Nags Head, NC 27959


Phone Number: (252) 441-6301

Oregon Inlet Fishing Center and full-service marina is the home of the largest and most modern fishing fleet on the eastern seaboard.

Located just 8 miles south of Whalebone Junction on NC 12 at the north end of the Oregon Inlet Bridge, Oregon Inlet offers a comprehensive fishing experience for the "old salt" or the vacationing fisherman. Allow their seasoned guides to treat you to some of most spectacular saltwater fishing on the East Coast. 

Oregon Inlet Fishing Center offers both inshore trips and offshore fishing in the gulf stream. Make-up charters are available for smaller groups. Headboat fishing is an inexpensive way to get out on the water. Usually all tackle, bait and ice is provided. Please remember to bring your own lunch, beverages, sunscreen and a cooler for your catch.

Not fishing...but still want to see some fish? Head on down to the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center around 4pm to watch the charter boats arrive and unload their catch on the dock. It's a classic OBX experience that you'll never forget.

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