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 rentals 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 PlaceSouth Nags HeadSouth 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.

Featured Properties In Nags Head

Tradewinds 1 (5552)

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BE THE FIRST TO RENT THIS OUTER BANKS LUXURY VACATION HOME! Check-in at 1:00 p.m. Enjoy a truly unparalleled Outer Banks vacation experience in one of Resort’s newest homes! Welcome home to Tradewinds 1, where comfort and luxury await you on your n...

Phelps (5407)

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Be the first to stay in this BRAND NEW Outer Banks vacation home! Phelps is a luxury 5 bed, 5.5 bath semi-oceanfront home located in the heart of Nags Head. At Phelps, you’ll be right across the street from the beach. Endless beach days will be upo...

Atlantis @ South beach (5757)

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This beautiful Outer Banks vacation rental home is packed with amenities sure to keep you entertained. Featuring a private heated pool, hot tub, direct beach access, ocean views, gas grill, electric grill, pool table, and 50 game video arcade.

Spring Hang Gliding Camp

April 28, 2019 — May 5, 2019
Learn to fly with a group of like-minded students. Immerse yourself in hang gliding for the week. Lessons daily, lodging included. Hang 1 or Hang 2 training available. For more information, call Kitty Hawk Kites at 252-441-2426.
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47th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular

May 16, 2019 — May 20, 2019
Kitty Hawk Kites is proud to host the 47th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show! Join professional hang gliders, fans, and families at Jockey’s Ridge State Park for this Outer Banks tradition. This event is the oldest continually held hang gliding competition in the world! The Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show will run from May 16 through May 20, with competitions each day....
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Kitty Hawk Kites Tournament of Champions

May 16, 2019 — May 16, 2019
All previous winners of the Hang Gliding Spectacular are invited back to compete in a one-day, winner-take-all competition on the dunes of Jockey’s Ridge to kick off the 48th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular.
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48th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular

May 16, 2019 — May 20, 2019
Come be a part of the oldest continually held hang gliding competition in the country. We’ll fly on Jockey’s Ridge Friday through Sunday, and at the Cotton Gin on Monday.
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Wills Wing Demo Days

May 17, 2019 — May 20, 2019
The largest hang glider manufacturer in the world will have their latest models available to fly on the dunes and at the Cotton Gin Flight Park.
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Eaglet Wars

June 8, 2019 — June 29, 2019
Our weekly eaglet hang glider competition on Jockey’s Ridge! Pilots of all skill levels will compete to see who has mastery of our training gliders. We supply the glider, you supply the “skill”. Spot landings, distance and pylon flying are all part of the fun. Minimum of beginner rating required. Event recurring weekly on June 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th
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Soundside Funfair

June 13, 2019 5:00 pm — June 16, 2019 11:00 pm
The annual Soundside FunFair is back again in Nags Head! Enjoy this summer kick-off carnival to benefit the Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County! From 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM on June 13th through the 16th enjoy carnival rides, games, fair food, and of course tons of fun! For more information, contact Children & Youth Partnership at darekids.org/events or call at (252) 441-0614.
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37th Annual Rogallo Kite Festival

June 14, 2019 — June 16, 2019
Francis Rogallo was a NASA scientist and inventor of the flexible wing. His inventions started the sport of hang gliding, and his designs have evolved into the development of paragliders, stunt kites, power kites, kiteboarding kites, and hang gliders that are flown today. We invite you to join us and fly a kite at the annual Rogallo Kite Festival to celebrate Francis Rogallo and his...
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OBX Watermelon Festival

August 1, 2019 — August 1, 2019
Celebrate summer with Kitty Hawk Kites and support the Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition at the annual OBX Watermelon Festival on Thursday, August 1 at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing in Nags Head. Enjoy games, food, face painting, tie-dye shirt making, arts and crafts activities, and TONS of watermelon fun. OBX Watermelon Festival is free for guests to attend; however, the purchase of tickets is...
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Outer Banks Pirate Festival

August 14, 2019 — August 15, 2019
Ahoy, Mateys! Get ready for a swashbucklin’ good time as Kitty Hawk Kites hosts the Outer Banks Pirate Festival. Pirates of Blackbeard’s Crew and mates will be camped out at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing. Come learn the vast history of pirates on the Outer Banks and participate in Scallywag School to see if your little ones have what it takes to be a part of Blackbeard’s...
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Outer Banks Kite Festival

September 7, 2019 — September 8, 2019
A regional kite festival that brings some of the nation’s best stunt kite pilots right here to our backyard. Come out and join us for two days of kite flying fun for the whole family. Enjoy massive display kites flying high, including a 100-foot octopus, 80-foot panda and a 50-foot fish, and participate in FREE stunt and power kite lessons given by pros. On Sunday,...
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Outer Banks Kayak Fishing Tournament

September 14, 2019 — September 14, 2019
Join Kitty Hawk Surf Company for the “main event” of the year! The 6th Annual Outer Banks Kayak Fishing Tournament features fantastic prizes for the best kayak anglers on the Outer Banks. This event is a slam style tournament targeting Drum, Flounder and Trout. Last year the Grand Prize was a Hobie Outback kayak, and Kitty Hawk Surf Company is looking to go big again...
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Fall Hang Gliding Camp #1

September 15, 2019 — September 22, 2019
Learn to fly with a group of like-minded students. Immerse yourself in hang gliding for the week. Lessons daily, lodging included. Hang 1 or Hang 2 training available. For more details, call (877) 359-8447 or visit the Kitty Hawk Kites website.  
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Fall Hang Gliding Camp #2

October 20, 2019 — October 27, 2019
Learn to fly with a group of like-minded students. Immerse yourself in hang gliding for the week. Lessons daily, lodging included. Hang 1 or Hang 2 training available. For more details, call (877) 359-8447 or visit the Kitty Hawk Kites website.  
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5th Annual OBX Brewtag

October 26, 2019 — October 26, 2019
How far can a keg fly? Hosted by the Rogallo Foundation, this event is a celebration of flight and beer. Brewtag teams from all over the east coast compete to see who can launch and fly an empty 1/6 keg barrel the furthest. The sky is the limit as to how creative your homemade flying contraption can be! Individuals and teams are welcome. A rather...
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Hanging with Santa + Kites with Lights

November 29, 2019 — November 30, 2019
Come spread the holiday cheer with Kitty Hawk Kites and the Jockey’s Ridge Crossing crew. Free visit and pictures with Santa and a festive hang glider, cocoa and baked goods, and a light show with kites on Jockey’s Ridge are just a few of the fun and festive things going on... not to mention all the amazing holiday sales! Share all your Christmas wishes and...
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Animal Hospital Of Nags Head

  • Address: 101 E Dowitcher St, Nags Head, NC 27959
  • Website: http://www.obxvet.com
  • Phone Number: (252) 441-8611
The Animal Hospital of Nags Head offers the finest health care for your pet. Office hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
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Blue Moon Beach Grill

Located in Nags Head, NC, The Blue Moon Grill is a quirky, fun filled dining experience for the entire family. Blue Moon provides southern comfort food, with a creative twist and flair. Their staff is very cordial and southern hospitality will always be king. They want your experience to be a “Once in a blue moon” experience. Let them surprise you with their...
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Bodie Island Lighthouse

  • Address: 8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Rd, Nags Head, NC 27959
  • Website: http://www.nps.gov/caha
  • Phone Number: (252) 441-5711
Pronounced “body,” The Bodie Island lighthouse is located before Oregon Inlet on Hwy. 12 at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Fearing that the 80-foot tower would be used by Union forces as an observation post, the original lighthouse was destroyed during the Civil War. Today’s lighthouse was constructed in 1872 and stands 156 feet tall and has 214 stairs leading to the top. Its...
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Causeway Watersports

Causeway Water Sports offers parasailing, wave runners, kayaking, paddleboarding, and dolphin tours. Whatever family activity you decide to particpate in, you can be assured that you will have a fun, safe and hassle free time. Their equipment is top of the line and all captains are fully licensed, insured, and expereinced.
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Island Limousine

Providing reliable professional limousine, taxi & transportation service to the Outer Banks of North Carolina including Outer Banks transportation from Norfolk airport, Virginia Beach and neighboring areas since 1987, Island Limousine brings dependable class and dignity.
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Jennette’s Pier

A stroll down the 1,000-foot pier invites reading the hundreds of plank inscriptions of past, present and future anecdotes about Jennette’s Pier experiences of others from across the country. In addition to ample bench seating, several welcoming and shaded exhibit areas break the 1,000-foot journey into enjoyable segments with topical exhibits for young and old alike. Besides family fun and fishing, classes will...
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Jockey’s Ridge Crossing

This shopping center has a collection of 8 unique retailers and is directly across the street from Jockey's Ridge. In the summer, check out the weeknight ‘Summer Sunset Festivals’ with entertainment and activities and ‘Kids Day’ on Wednesdays with mid-day activities that include kite making; visits from performers who appear in ‘The Lost Colony’; pirates; and always a special collection of kites flying...
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Jockeys Ridge State Park

Jockey’s Ridge is the tallest natural sand dune system in the Eastern United States. Located in Nags Head, it is one of the most significant landmarks on the Outer Banks, North Carolina. Park is open year round. Free programs are offered each season. For some, space is limited and pre-registration is required. Programs include: Sunset on the Ridge, Crabby Clinic, Kayaking, Birding on...
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Mulligan’s Raw Bar & Grille

Located across from Jockey’s Ridge State Park, in Nags Head, Mulligan's offers unbelievable views from the second floor deck of the Atlantic Ocean and the historic Nags Head cottages. Take a look at their menu and daily specials to see what local seafood is prepared for the today. Mulligan's strives to offer the best local seafood, local produce and locally butchered meats. Try...
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Nags Head Pier & Restaurant

Fishing from one of our three fishing piers is a great way for novices and experts alike to experience the thrill of saltwater fishing. Most piers offer tackle rentals and you can purchase bait, ice and all the necessities right on site. Or, stroll the pier and take in the scenery for a nominal fee. Piers offer daily, 3-day and weekly passes.
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Oregon Inlet Fishing Center

regon 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...
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Outer Banks Pier

Fishing from one of our three fishing piers is a great way for novices and experts alike to experience the thrill of saltwater fishing. Most piers offer tackle rentals and you can purchase bait, ice and all the necessities right on site. Or, stroll the pier and take in the scenery for a nominal fee. Piers offer daily, 3-day and weekly passes.
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Owens’ Restaurant

After 66 years Owens' Restaurant is still owned and operated by the founding family. Owens' Restaurant serves the rich cuisine of the Coastal South, influenced by the provocative culinary flavors of today. Menu highlights are fresh off the boat - seafood and shellfish, Whole Maine lobster, tender aged Angus beef, ribs, pasta, and outrageous homemade desserts. Seasonal ingredients determine the chef's choice of...
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Pamlico Jack’s

A must-visit Nags Head restaurant, spectacular waterfront dining with a breath-taking sunset as your backdrop, located on the Roanoke Sound. Featuring the finest coastal cuisine expertly prepared by Chef Lee Miller. Email: tom@pamlicojacks.com
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Tanger Outlets

Tanger Outlet is made up of over 30 popular stores providing apparel, footwear, accessories, houseware and furnishings.
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