Things to Do in Nags Head, NC

Nags Head, North Carolina, offers visitors a quintessential Outer Banks experience with its pristine beaches, history, and laid-back vibe. One of the town's most popular attractions is Jockey's Ridge State Park, home to the tallest living sand dune on the East Coast, where visitors can hike to enjoy panoramic views of the ocean and sound.

Nags Head is also known for its multiple piers, where you can enjoy oceanfront dining, kid's activities, and great fishing for anglers of all skill levels. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the town's extensive network of hiking and biking trails, as well as opportunities for kayaking, paddleboarding, and surfing along its scenic coastline. Don't forget to check the Soundside Event site and Dowdy Park calendars! With car shows, maker's markets, historical attractions, and the art of Gallery Row, Nags Head is a cultural icon that has been a summer go-to for generations. It's also worth exploring Nags Head's easy access to The Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the scenic drive to the southern beaches of Rodanthe and beyond. Check out our blog on A Perfect Day in Nags Head for itinerary ideas, or view our Nags Head Vacation Rentals to book your next OBX vacation!

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