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Nags Head
With eleven miles of sand, it's no surprise the beach is everyone's favorite attraction in Nags Head. This Outer Banks town just south of Kitty Hawk offers ocean fans every sort of shoreline sport, from sailing and kayaking to snorkeling past shipwrecks or hang-gliding over the sand dunes of Jockey's Ridge State Park. Step into the past with a walk through the historic district and enjoy the area’s distinct architecture.

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Jockey's Ridge State Park
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Two of the highest sand dunes on the East Coast are located here, providing excellent take-off points for hang gliders.
Attraction type: State Parks; Geologic Formations; Parks
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Bodie Island Lighthouse
Bodie Island Lighthouse
Owner description: An interesting and still important lighthouse that can be visited but not climbed. (NOTE: The lighthouse is currently under construction, and is expected to re-open in summer... more Owner description: An interesting and still important lighthouse that can be visited but not climbed. (NOTE: The lighthouse is currently under construction, and is expected to re-open in summer 2013, with the ability to be climbed for the first time) less
Attraction type: Lighthouses
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Jennette's Pier
Jennette's Pier
Attraction type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Nags Head Fishing Pier
Nags Head Fishing Pier
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Outer Banks Old Time Photos
Outer Banks Old Time Photos
Owner description: With costumes, props and authentic scenes you and your family can reenact the Civil War by choosing your favorite side North or South; slip into the Flamboyant Old South as a... more Owner description: With costumes, props and authentic scenes you and your family can reenact the Civil War by choosing your favorite side North or South; slip into the Flamboyant Old South as a Southern Gentleman and Southern Belle attending the latest Social Gala; "Go West Young Man" to the gun slinging days of Cowboys and Dancing Girls, after a long night out come slip into the clawfoot tub with your favorite less
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Blue Moon Beach Grill
Blue Moon Beach Grill
Ranked #1 of 71 Restaurants in Nags Head
Price: $8 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Café, Fish & Chips
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Waveriders Coffee & Deli
Waveriders Coffee & Deli
Ranked #2 of 71 Restaurants in Nags Head
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, Vegetarian, Bagels
Scammell's Corner Surf Shop & Ice Cream Parlor
Scammell's Corner Surf Shop & Ice Cream Parlor
Ranked #3 of 71 Restaurants in Nags Head
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Dining options: Late Night
Surfin Spoon
Surfin Spoon
Ranked #4 of 71 Restaurants in Nags Head
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Dining options: Late Night
Cafe Lachine
Cafe Lachine
Ranked #5 of 71 Restaurants in Nags Head
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nags Head Beach Inn
Nags Head Beach Inn
$75 - $200
Ranked #1 of 6 Nags Head B&B and Inns
Surf Side Hotel
Surf Side Hotel
$79 - $295
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
Blue Heron Motel
Blue Heron Motel
$50 - $133
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

RelaxInn B&B
RelaxInn B&B
$165 - $295
Ranked #2 of 6 Nags Head B&B and Inns
First Colony Inn
3.0 of 5
First Colony Inn
$110 - $235
Ranked #3 of 6 Nags Head B&B and Inns
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Nags Head Inn
Nags Head Inn
$83 - $180
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
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Sanderling Resort
4.0 of 5
Sanderling Resort
$229 - $453
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Duck
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