Nags Head

Old Meets New in the Towns of Nags Head and South Nags Head
Nags Head Rentals
Take flight at Jockey's Ridge State Park, home of the largest living sand dune on the East Coast.

Nags Head Rentals & South Nags Head, NC

This quintessential beach town has been attracting vacationers for decades; so much so, most vacationers call the entire Outer Banks “Nags Head”. While this may not come as a surprise to most, Nags Head has truly shaped how the Outer Banks was built.

Home to the original “old Nags Head-style” beach homes, properties in this area are some of the first styled homes on the Outer Banks. Old meets new in Nags Head offering newly built homes alongside classic beach cottages. Relish in an oceanfront condo or a property that is large enough to host an event, or tuck away along the sound side to enjoy breathtaking sunsets. Nags Head rental properties offer something for every vacationers needs for accommodations.

Jockey’s Ridge State Park thrives in the very heart of Nags Head. With its magnitude and history, a visit here is a must while staying on the Outer Banks, and really can’t be missed while driving through the town. Through changing winds and blowing sand, a mini-golf course was buried by the elements and left Nags Head with the largest living sand dune on the east coast. During certain changes of the wind, the tops of the golf course that was buried show themselves above the dunes. They sometimes appear as if someone has constructed sand castles along the ridge. While visiting Jockey’s Ridge State Park, visitors can learn how to hang glide with a professional, participate in kite flying exhibits or climb the dunes to their highest peak of 90-feet! Regardless of the activity, Jockey’s Ridge State Park is truly a site to see while vacationing in Nags Head.

The town of Nags Head offers vacationers a quite area to bike ride, sight-see and relax while being within driving distance to some of the busier areas of the Outer Banks. The beaches here are wide and are never congested while further south into Nags Head, the town offers great breakfast, lunch and dinner restaurants, all serving up the best local seafood that the OBX has to offer. Enjoy shopping at the Outer Banks Mall and the Tanger Outlet Mall, book a trip to parasail or jet-ski on the causeway, or spend a day in a battle of the bumper boats and putt-putt golf. Local stores and specialty shops also dot the area, so make sure to find those while on vacation here! 

South Nags Head

South Nags Head begins at Milepost 17, commonly known as Whalebone Junction. This area is home to a long ribbon of vacation properties and a small number of condos.

Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge to the west, this area only offers vacation homes and therefore there are no stores, restaurants or shopping in South Nags Head, but all of that can be accomplished in Nags Head, only a short drive away. A paved, multi-use path stretches the five-miles that spans South Nags Head and is perfect for walking, biking and rollerblading. The lack of commercial development here means the beaches are wide and uncrowded that bump into quiet neighborhoods and serene water views.

With easy access to both Hatteras and Roanoke Islands, along with its convenience to Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk, it is no wonder why Nags Head and South Nags Head have been attracting visitors year after year.

Featured Nags Head Rentals and South Nags Head, NC Vacation Rentals:

Penguin Hill 409-B Exterior

Penguin Hill 409-B

6 BR, 5 ½ BA in Nags Head, NC Between HW
PaPaws Place 413-A Exterior

PaPaw's Place 413-A

3 BR, 2 BA in Nags Head, NC Soundside
The Sandlot 437 Rear Exterior

The Sandlot 437

4 BR, 4 BA in Nags Head, NC S.OF / Bch Road

Runaway Beach 487-A

6 BR, 4 ½ BA in Nags Head, NC Oceanfront
OBX H2O 557-A Exterior

OBX H2O 557-A

5 BR, 3 BA in South Nags Head, NC Oceanfront
Finally Ours DR-32 Exterior

Finally Ours DR-32

4 BR, 2 ½ BA in Nags Head, NC Between HW

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