Nags Head, North Carolina is one of the oldest and most recognizable towns on the Outer Banks for a family vacation rental. It plays host to large and beautiful beaches, two Outer Banks fishing piers, and the widest variety of Outer Banks restaurants.
Nags Head BeachLocated just south of Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head was the first vacation rental destination on the Outer Banks, dating back to the 1830s. Because the area is so well known, some people still refer to the entire Outer Banks as “Nags Head”.
As with other areas of the Outer Banks, the beach is the main attraction in Nags Head, but the town has also become a hot spot for water sports, like kite boarding and surfing, as well as pier and surf fishing. Vacationers can also enjoy a visit to Jockey’s Ridge, the tallest natural sand dune system in the Eastern United States, whether it be on foot or on a hang glider. After a day at the beach, take a short trip to Manteo for a visit to the Elizabeth II, North Carolina Aquarium, Roanoke Island Festival Park, or the Lost Colony. Nags Head, NC can also be the perfect setting for an Outer Banks wedding with it’s large and open beaches.