Posted on 11/10/2014

10 Reasons to Vacation in Nags Head

Nags Head is a beach town with a lot to offer. Many who visit have a very hard time leaving and often turn into full time locals. The beach, sound, and perfect sunsets are just a few of the things that draw people to this classic Outer Banks town. If you have never been to Nags Head before, check out our list below and find out why most who visit our area are hooked for life!

Excellent Dining

Nags Head is known for its awesome restaurants that serve fresh local seafood on a daily basis. Whether you are looking for a fried fish, steamed crabs, or seared scallops, the multitude of awesome seafood restaurants here in town will be able to serve whatever dish you desire. Basnightâ??s Lone Cedar, Sugar Creek, and Owens are just a few Nags Head seafood restaurants that have mastered the art of the seafood plate. If you are looking for something other than seafood, restaurants such as Tortugaâ??s and Mulliganâ??s are known for their menus that offer a diverse variety of dishes. Come down to Nags Head for a â??captainâ??s platterâ?? of your own!

Family Friendly Atmosphere

Our area is the perfect family vacation destination. All of the beaches and restaurants in Nags Head will entertain the entire family and give parents the peace of mind that their children are in a safe place. The Town of Nags Head has done a spectacular job in keeping a sense of class in the area, even as our beach town became has become more popular over the past few decades.

Beautiful Landscape

Spend your days on the beach and your evenings watching the sunset when in Nags Head. Our quaint beach town sits adjacent to both the ocean and the sound which will give you an amazing view, no matter which direction you are looking. The ocean breeze, sand, and sea oats will give you vivid memories that will stay with you long after you have left town. However, Nags Head has a special way of drawing back visitors again and again.


If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of major cities, Nags Head is the perfect place to kick back and relax while leaving your worries behind. Many who visit our town have a habit of forgetting what day it is because they are so relaxed and worry free! Booking a Nags Head vacation rental will ensure that you leave our beaches more relaxed than ever before.

Perfect Beach

The beaches of Nags Head are some of the best on the entire East Coast. Finding your own spot on the beach is very easy as it was recently re-nourished in 2011 and is quite wide. In addition to free parking, there are over 40 public beach accesses in the town of Nags Head. This means you will always be able to find an access close to where you are staying. OBX vacations should always be full of plenty of beach time, make sure you get your share of fun in the sun by staying in Nags Head!

The Sound

Sometimes the waves on the ocean side of our beaches can be very rough, making the beach less than ideal for children. Luckily in Nags Head, parents have the option to take their children to one of the various sound accesses that make for a safe day spent on the water. There is a variety of sound accesses and parking is always free!


If you are a looking to get off the beach for a little while, the shopping in Nags Head is hard to beat. Local surf shops, galleries, and boutiques can be found all around town. The southern part of town also features the Tanger Outlets. The Tanger Outlet Center is a factory outlet mall with Polo, Nautica, J Crew, and Hanes, among others. Nags Head is the perfect place to find that unique gift to take home to your loved ones.


Nags Head is the perfect destination for those looking for a bit of excitement while on vacation. The quality waves offer a surfing experience that is one of the best on the east coast. Similarly, the sound provides the ideal area for kiteboarders and paddleboarders.


Anglers from up and down the east coast visit Nags Head in hopes of getting the catch of a lifetime. The sound and sea boast a seasonal variety of fish that cannot be found in many other places. In addition to the in-shore and near shore fishing, the Gulf Stream sits just 30-50 miles east of Oregon Inlet, making Nags Head a prime destination for those looking for a day spent fishing off shore.


Wildlife enthusiasts often visit Nags Head in hopes of seeing something new. The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is home to foxes, bears, deer, and an incredible array of birds. Nags Head sits just north of the national seashore making it the perfect place to rest after spending a day admiring local wildlife.

Beyond the previously discussed reasons to stay in Nags Head, there are a variety of hidden gems that locals and visitors love. Come check out Nags Head to find that perfect spot on the beach or tiny seafood restaurant that will keep you coming back for years to come!

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