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Long, flat sandy beaches cover most of the coast around Nags Head, with the hilly sand dunes giving the beaches privacy, as well as protecting you from the elements. The area is well known for its impressive sand dunes, with many hang gliders and hikers enjoying the wide, open space that this offers them. The town itself is small and friendly, with charming shops and restaurants where you’ll get an old-fashioned welcome.

Things to see

Nags Head Fishing Pier is one of the oldest and longest in the area, and from this sturdy wooden structure you can cast your rod into the sparkling blue waters below, with an abundance of marine life swimming around. Jennette's Pier is a more modern structure, with a glass-fronted building that houses a gift shop and restrooms, useful for those bringing kids on their first fishing trip. If you want to take a boat out, then Oregon Inlet Fishing Center has a fleet of several modern fishing vessels ready to be taken onto the sea. This allows you to fish in more isolated spots, and to enjoy total peace and quiet during your trip. From your boat you may spot the distinctive black and white Bodie Island Lighthouse, and if you have some time it’s worth visiting. Climb up the steel spiral staircase and at the top you’ll have an amazing view of the Outer Banks area and far out to sea. Jockey's Ridge State Park has the largest sand dunes on the east coast, and the soft powdery sands make it ideal for hiking or trying activities such as hang gliding. The pedestrianized Tanger Outlet Center is full of designer goods at low prices, so you can enjoy a stroll around and pick up a bargain.

Hotels in Nags Head

It’s easy to find Nags Head hotel deals, with plenty of budget style inns and motels in the area. This kind of accommodation will often have features such as laundry facilities, RV parking, outdoor pools, barbecue grills, and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms are clean and comfortable, and you’ll often find useful amenities such as WiFi, hair dryers, flatscreen televisions, in-room microwaves and refrigerators, and rollaway beds. Most hotels will offer a complimentary breakfast to keep you going in the morning, and there are often 24 hour front desks in case you have any queries or questions.

Where to stay

The town of Nags Head is stretched along the coastal front, meaning you get a great sea view from anywhere you venture. Along the roads you’ll find independent art galleries, small-town restaurants, and boutiques selling one of a kind jewelry and craft items to remind you of your visit. The beaches are the main draw to the area, with long, wide sandy areas, and rolling sand dunes to protect you from the wind. The seas are generally calm, with clear shallow waters that allow you to walk out and perhaps even spot a starfish, ray, or one of the other species living in the warm waters.

How to get to Nags Head

There is a small regional airport, Dare County Regional, on Roanoke Island, about a 20 minute drive from Nags Head. There’s also Norfolk International Airport about 90 minutes away, which has flights from around the USA, and you can pick up a rental car, taxi, or private shuttle service at the terminal. Many visitors simply drive to the islands, they are easily accessible by car thanks to the well-maintained system of bridges.

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